Not able to increase the volume sizes on my droplet

Hi, I am trying to increase the volume of a droplet that I have. However, I am not able to do that. It always tells me that the “user limit size is exceeded”. Does any one know what is the problem?

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Bobby Iliev
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February 25, 2022


It does not sound like an issue with the disk usage itself, you can verify this with the following command:

df -h

When running that, do you see the correct size of the attached volume? And is there enough disk space reported?

If this is indeed not the problem, then you might have to just increase your ulimit, to verify the current limit run:

ulimit -a

Then you can change the limit in the /etc/security/limits.conf file.

Let me know how it goes!