how to expand memory

Hello, I bought an additional 100gb to my droplet and wanted to add this memory to the main one so that it is used, following this guide and I got this memory in another section and it is not used

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I have the same request/issue as well, I followed the guide and I was able to get to this point:

-bash-4.2# lsblk
sda      8:0    0  100G  0 disk /mnt/volume_lon1_01
vda    253:0    0   80G  0 disk 
├─vda1 253:1    0   80G  0 part /
└─vda2 253:2    0    2M  0 part 
vdb    253:16   0  474K  1 disk 
loop0    7:0    0  3.8G  0 loop /var/tmp

Unsure at this point if what I did was correct or not.

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February 2, 2023

Hello @andriistarfish

You can check the filesystems written to your partitions by using the lsblk utility.

Then expand the main partition by following the article for the respective filesystem partition type.

Let us know how it goes.

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February 2, 2023

Hi @andriistarfish,

Yes, you should be checking the article you’ve provided but check the - ‘## Expand the Filesystem of the Last Partition’ part of it.

Please check it out, follow it and see if that will help you

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