Resize droplet through dashboard and finished, but the size is still same

Posted November 22, 2018 2.8k views

Hi, I have a droplet which running with 2gb RAM and 26GB disk. Now, I need to resize it into 3gb RAM and 60GB disk or above that.

I also have resized it twice, one with 3gb ram, and second with 4gb ram which have 80GB disk.

But the problem: when i go into my server through ssh, the storage disk is still same. 26GB and not increased.

current spec: / 4 GB Memory / 80 GB Disk / SGP1 - Ubuntu 18.04.1 x64
when i run df -H command

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev 2.1G 0 2.1G 0% /dev
tmpfs 414M 938k 413M 1% /run
/dev/vda1 26G 16G 11G 60% /
tmpfs 2.1G 8.2k 2.1G 1% /dev/shm
tmpfs 5.3M 0 5.3M 0% /run/lock
tmpfs 2.1G 0 2.1G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/vda15 110M 3.6M 106M 4% /boot/efi
overlay 26G 16G 11G 60% /var/lib/docker/overlay2/56c8f51f0c0b75168b729d598716146e8ffb68604acf7c448817e226b09398d8/merged
overlay 26G 16G 11G 60% /var/lib/docker/overlay2/5cb36bb7ab70e70f940614d87254622553d2d448bfe5f03c958f45d3984d1c3c/merged
overlay 26G 16G 11G 60% /var/lib/docker/overlay2/9ac08e3712a8bd4dd4543c82afbd65b0d1158c6a8ae6eb5644a350179d946feb/merged
shm 68M 0 68M 0% /var/lib/docker/containers/8d333bb43599fa2e26eb0dbae657d1349a8c76d211838b47d88eb31ae2edb299/mounts/shm
shm 68M 0 68M 0% /var/lib/docker/containers/de7b1d4562aedf152eaec9e373d6186b8e7eb7ed87d191228febb3bf1645a2e1/mounts/shm
shm 68M 0 68M 0% /var/lib/docker/containers/459df6711c82334f120e35b0b74ef42f1075fc9b6766b00e851236f916ca3d8c/mounts/shm
tmpfs 414M 0 414M 0% /run/user/0

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  • Maybe try taking a snapshot, destroy it and recreate from snapshot after? But i’d wait for other comments before doing that, i’m sure there’s a faster way as snapshots of that size might take some time.

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Try giving the server a reboot, then run fdisk -l and check the size of the disk that’s returned, in particular the size listed on the first line in your output. It will look like this:

root@ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-sgp1-01:~# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/vda: 25 GiB, 26843545600 bytes, 52428800 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 4BE72FBF-27EC-46C1-AA51-D9AB03EFC2B6

Device      Start      End  Sectors  Size Type
/dev/vda1  227328 52428766 52201439 24.9G Linux filesystem
/dev/vda14   2048    10239     8192    4M BIOS boot
/dev/vda15  10240   227327   217088  106M Microsoft basic data

In your case if the increased disk has been added it should say ‘60GiB’. If that’s successful, then check the output again to find the partition with the type Linux filesystem which should be the last one in order (ie. has the highest start sector), then just run resize2fs /dev/vda1 – double check the partition is vda1 though.

That will take a few seconds, then run df -H again to verify.

If on Ubuntu:

To resize the partition, use the growpart command. In this command, /dev/vda is the name of the disk, separated by a space, and followed by the number of the partition to resize, 1.

growpart /dev/vda 1

For ext3/4 filesystems, use resize2fs to resize the filesystem.

resize2fs /dev/vda1


df / -h