Storage volumes

Managing storage volumes on JADE

The Workstation/JACS system relies on JADE for its storage API.

Adding a new Storage Volume

Add bootstrap to the JADE configuration

On HOST1, edit /opt/jacs/config/jade/ and add a block for your new volume, for example:


The properties configure the volume as follows:

  • RootDir: defines the actual path to the data on disk
  • VirtualPath: optionally defines a virtual path which is mapped to the actual path
  • Shared: true if the volume should be accessible to all volumes
  • Tags: tags used by applications to find appropriate volumes
  • VolumePermissions: list of operations that JADE can execute (READ,WRITE,DELETE)

Also add your volume to StorageAgent.BootstrappedVolumes, so that it will be created the next time the service is restarted.

Mount the path into the containers

Edit the compose/swarm files for your deployment and mount the volume path as a Docker volume. For example, if your DEPLOYMENT is jacs, and STAGE is dev, you must edit these two files:

deployments/jacs/ deployments/jacs/

You should add your volume for all services jade-agent<N> which you want to service that volume.

For example:

      - /data/s3data:/s3data:shared

Restart the stack after making the changes above and the volume will be created when the JADE worker starts.

Host-specific Volumes

By default, all JADE agents are configured to serve all volumes in the database. You can use StorageAgent.ServedVolumes to control which volumes are served by which hosts.

Last modified May 10, 2022: imported jacs-cm documentation (b7ff1be)