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  • Bankim Bhagat

Expand a filesystem on Ubuntu / Linux without losing DATA

Expand the drive attached to your VM


Output would be something like this

Find the disk you want to expand

use resize2fs

sudo resize2fs /dev/sda

Output would look something like this

Filesystem at /dev/sda is mounted on /mnt/volume-example; on-line resizing required
old_desc_blocks = 25, new_desc_blocks = 32
The filesystem on /dev/sda is now 131072000 (4k) blocks long.
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