Expand filesystem size on Ubuntu 16.04

March 9, 2018 2.3k views
System Tools Ubuntu 16.04 Storage

My hard disk on VM has 40 GB. And i had increase it to 100 GB.
Now i want to increase the size of filesystem.
How can i do it ?

Thanks in advance

1 Answer

You need to resize your Droplet to a bigger one. Take a look at the How To Resize Your Droplets on DigitalOcean tutorial to learn more about the process.

Beside that, there’s the Block Storage feature, but it’s not used to resize your VM — it adds an additional disk to the VM (for example you would have one disk of 40 GB (VM’s default one) and another one of 60 GB or how much you choose/need).

by Melissa Anderson
Resizing your servers can be an effective way of increasing their capacity, by allowing them to utilize more memory (RAM), CPU, and disk storage. The ability to resize a server, also known as vertical scaling, can be useful in a variety of situations that prompt the need for a more powerful server, such as if your concurrent user base increases or if you need to store more data. In this tutorial, we will show you how to resize your server, also known as a droplet, on DigitalOcean.
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