Use multiple servers as a single storage space?

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My server is almost full and I need to create a group of dedicated servers to use as a single storage unit. Is this possible with Cpanel? How do I implement this?
 

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cPanel/WHM does not support network storage (like NFS) this is detailed in our system requirements here: Installation Guide - System Requirements - Version 82 Documentation - cPanel Documentation

If you need more space the only supported method would be to add a physical drive to the server.
Are you saying that there is a license issue or that it will not work no matter what? What if I use NFS and install Cpanel/Whm separately on each server and pay for a new cpanel license for each server?
 

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Hello @mayzfieldtv

While licensing is discussed in that documentation, this is not a licensing issue it is a filesystem issue which is the relevant portion of the documentation. As indicated in the link I provided you NFS filesystems are not supported. Please see the following from the link I provided:

Filesystems
When you install your operating system (OS), we recommend that you use the following filesystems:

  • CentOS, CloudLinux, and RHEL 7 — Use the XFS® or ext4 filesystems.
  • All other supported operating systems — Use an ext filesystem (ext3 or ext4).
Note:
We only develop and test cPanel & WHM on filesystems that support flock. Some network filesystems (for example, NFS) may require additional configuration in order to function properly. However, these configurations are difficult to implement successfully and we do not support them.