Partitioning Instance Storage in Windows-based Operating Systems

Sometimes after creating an instance, there is a need for more storage than what has been assigned into it at the beginning. For example, when we want to install software on a drive other the drive dedicated to the operating system to avoid data being lost if a problem happens to Windows, or when there is a lack of space for storage.

Adding a new Instance storage

In the ArvanCloud panel, go to “Cloud Compute” and “Block Storage”. Then, click “New Volume”.


In the opened window, specify the name and the amount of storage you need, and click “Create Volume”.


After creating a new cloud storage, in the “Selecting Instance” section, select the instance that you want this new storage to be added to, and click on the Link icon.


Partitioning a new disk added to instance

After adding a new instance storage and connecting it to a Windows-based instance, you can use this new storage by following the steps below:

Right-click on Start and select Disk Management (or press Win + R to open the Run window and type in diskmgmt.msc).


After the Disk Management window opened, the new disk should be added to the bottom of the list similar to the image below. Right-click on it and select Online.


In the next step, double-click on the disk, and select Initialize Disk.


In the Initialize Disk window, select MBR and click OK.


In the next step, right-click on the new disk again and select New Sample Volume.


After selecting this option, the New Sample Wizard window opens. Select Next to move to the next step.


In the next step, you can specify the amount of storage from this disk that you want to be assigned to the new drive. If you want to assign the entire storage of added new disk to only one drive, click Next to move to the next step.


In the next step, check the “Assign the following drive letter” option, and click Next:


In the next step, you can specify the disk format method or use the default settings and just click Next to move to the next step:


In the next step, click Finish to complete the steps of building the new drive.


After the steps above were completed, the new drive will be added to the list of drives in Disk Management, as well as My Computer.