Droplet size was 30GB before.... increased to 40 GB but still WHM/Cpanal using 30GB ... Please help to use the space

Posted July 18, 2015 5.5k views
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Device Size Used Available Percent Used Mount Point
/dev/vda1 30G 30G 0 100% /
/usr/tmpDSK 670M 19M 618M 3% /tmp

I Increased Disk Space to 40 GB .... But only digital ocean backend 2 GB 40 GB

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Did you check the stats from terminal? If not then you may try:

  • Login to terminal (with sudo privileges) through a client like PuTTY
  • Run command:
df -h

This will show the actual space available on the droplet.

Also, did you used “Fast Resize”? If yes, this will not increase your disk space. If you want to increase disk space too, the you should follow:

  • Poweroff your droplet
  • Take snapshot from DO control panel
  • Create a new droplet from the snapshot This will create a new droplet with 40G size (or as applicable) as per plan!

Hope this helps!

Fast resize? ? I just resize from droplet but it is not effecting whm…

You mean resized from DigitalOcean control panel, right? This is what is “Fast Resize”.

You will have to follow process as explained above for Fast Resize. When you resize, it gives you CPU & RAM but not Disk Space. To get disk space, you have to follow the procedure as explained above (create snapshot & all)

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I tried the following

root@host [~]# df -h

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/vda1 30G 29G 0 100% /
tmpfs 1004M 0 1004M 0% /dev/shm
/usr/tmpDSK 670M 18M 618M 3% /tmp
root@host [~]# sudo resize2fs /dev/vda1

resize2fs 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
The filesystem is already 7863808 blocks long. Nothing to do!

Getting error … i increased the droplet 30GB to 40 GB and ram 1 GB to 2 GB//// struggling with it almost a day bro///

If i create New droplet how can i work with old IP address?? all my services configured on that


This is what I feared! When you run df -h, it rightly shows:

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/vda1 30G 29G 0 100% /

It means your system only has 30G Disk Space!

I think if you create a new droplet immediately, then in 99.99% chances you will retain your IP!

Before going on to destroy your droplet, don’t forget to take a snapshot! Once your snapshot is created, then you can destroy your droplet and immediately create new one with the snapshot your created!

All the best!

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