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Resize my Droplet

Now I want to increase my droplet disk.

My question is that I want to increase from 25GB to 640GB this time. Can I upgrade “AGAIN” from 640GB to 1TB in the near future? I knew this is a permanent change. But it is only for downgrading size or including both upgrading and downgrading?

What is the process of permanent resizing? Do I need any configuration settings or just like the flexible resizing (clicking the button and waiting for a couple of mins)?

In my case, I found my dev/vda1 is not enough. I want to just increase the /dev/vda1 from 25G to 640G. And in the near future might be up to 1TB

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /dev tmpfs 395M 700K 394M 1% /run /dev/vda1 25G 19G 5.9G 76% / ==> 640GB ==> 1 TB tmpfs 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock tmpfs 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup /dev/vda15 105M 3.6M 101M 4% /boot/efi).

I just searched for lots of posts. I found that the Block Storage can not merge with the root disk( flexible 25GB)? Is it correct?

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /dev tmpfs 395M 700K 394M 1% /run /dev/vda1 25G 19G 5.9G 76% / tmpfs 2.0G 8.0K 2.0G 1% /dev/shm tmpfs 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock tmpfs 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup /dev/vda15 105M 3.6M 101M 4% /boot/efi tmpfs 395M 0 395M 0% /run/user/0 /dev/sda 100G 61M 95G 1% /mnt/academic_accelerator

/dev/sda can not merge with /dev/vda1 Right?

More precisely, if /dev/vda1 [Root Storage] is full, will my PostgreSQL start using/saving data from /dev/sda [Block Storage]?

Is permanently resizing the only option to increase the root disk size?


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Hello, @stu5737

I will recommend you to check our official documentation about the droplet resize:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/resize/

There are two resizing options for Droplets:

CPU and RAM only. This option lets you increase or decrease the amount of CPU and RAM available to a Droplet.

Disk, CPU, and RAM. This option increases the amount of CPU and RAM available to a Droplet and permanently increases the size of a Droplet’s disk.

If you want to upgrade again in the future you can do so. You cannot decrease the size of a Droplet’s disk. In other words, disk resizes are irreversible. Data is not always sequentially written in memory, so reducing the available space would risk data loss and filesystem corruption. For more flexibility, you can use block storage volumes for additional data storage, which lets you detach or delete the volume if you no longer need the space.

If you want to expand (upgrade) the disk size of your root partition then you need to resize your droplet.

Regards, Alex