I’ve followed this article in order to resize an attached volume’s size.
After resizing it on DigitalOcean, I figured out that my volume’s partition is ext4. so according to the article, I’ve entered this command:

sudo resize2fs /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-0DO_Volume_volume-nyc3-02

The result is:

old_desc_blocks = 7, new_desc_blocks = 13
resize2fs: Permission denied to resize filesystem

What did I do wrong?

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2 answers

Found the solution:

  1. First:

    fuser -cuk /mnt/volume-nyc3-02
  2. Then:

    e2fsck -f /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-0DO_Volume_volume-nyc3-02
  3. And then:

    resize2fs /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-0DO_Volume_volume-nyc3-02

Have fun!

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
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