Strapi - block storage prevents scaling my app horizontally


I have just deployed Strapi CMS v4 and it requires a block storage. The issue is that now I cannot set up multiple nodes and I can only scale the CPU and RAM resources so when I redeploy the application goes down and shows 503 until it’s ready.

Any suggestions?

Indeed, block storage prevents your application (pod) from scaling horizontally. Do you know if you can replace your block storage with object storage like AWS S3 on Strapi? It would be much better in terms of resilience and will let you scale your Strapi app horizontally.

You can check our documentation on how to use Object Storage if Strapi supports it.

@simofacc Probably you solved this already, but for anyone stumbling upon this, using an external provider like S3 is the solution as outlined here

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