How to increase disk storage in same droplet?

Posted June 11, 2020 2k views
Block StorageStorageUbuntu 18.04

I’ve increased my disk storage. But my storage shows in a different folder in filesystem.
Previously my disk storage was 49 GB. Now increased another 30 GB. Previous 49 GB shows in /dev/vda1 location and new 30GB shows in /dev/sda location. How do I merge this 49GB + 30GB in the same location /dev/vda1

Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev            984M     0  984M   0% /dev
tmpfs           200M   21M  179M  11% /run
/dev/vda1        49G   49G     0 100% /
tmpfs           997M     0  997M   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs           5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
tmpfs           997M     0  997M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/vda15      105M  3.6M  101M   4% /boot/efi
/dev/sda         30G  6.1G   23G  22% /mnt/volume_sgp1_01
tmpfs           200M     0  200M   0% /run/user/0

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Hi there @amanullah,

It looks like you have added block storage rather than increasing the disk space of your Droplet.

You could do a couple of things in this case:

  • You could either move some of your files from the /dev/vda1 disk to the /dev/vda15 disk

  • Or instead, you could resize your Droplet directly without using a block storage

You can follow the steps on how to do that here:

  • Another approach here would be to keep the block storage but mount it to a different directory where you store most of your larget files. For example if you are using WordPress, you could mount the block storage to your wp-content/uploads directory so that all of your files would be uploaded to the block storage rather than the disk space of the Droplet itself.

Hope that this helps!

  • Hi @bobbyiliev , I have the same challange.

    What steps can I take to move the files from /dev/vda1 to /dev/vda15?

    And also, how can I mount the block storage to a certain directory so files would be uploaded to the block storage rather than the disk space of the Droplet itself, like you suggest?