Block device vs files


#1
  • I’ve got a VPS with an SSD file system.
  • I am unable to attach external block devices to it.
  • Currently I use the file method for storage

Am I able to use a partition as a 'block storage device?' If so, am I better off using a partition or file based?


#2

Yes you can use a partition and we would recommend that over files for the reasons discussed here: