This paper will give readers a deeper understanding of cloud storage. It explains the use of remotely and dynamically attached storage volumes on SmartCloud Enterprise for Linux systems. Firstly, the authors demonstrate some basic principles of block storage on Linux. Following that they w show how to manage and make use of remote attached storage volumes on SCE in an extended scenario for whole volume back-up that that makes use of the SCE command line tool for creating, dynamically attaching, and cloning to another storage availability area. This paper will be useful to anyone wanting to use the cloud to store data.