Keywords: Drupal - Amazon Web Services - How to - Other
I have installed Bitnami Drupal AMI on AWS EC2 instance. I have a need to expand its 10gb ebs volume to 20gb.
I have modified the volume using AWS console to 20GB. But now I need to tell to Ubuntu that the volume is larger. When I run lsblk command it shows that the "xvda" size is 20GB but the xvda1 is still old 10gb. I tried the command sudo resize2fs /dev/xvda1 but that says its already resized. Anyway the new amount of space is not in use, df -h command shows the /dev/xvda1 still has 10gb size. So which are the steps to expand the Bitnami AMI EBS volume size? Is there another way or is this the only way?
These are the steps to increase EBS Volume size without any reboots or new instance launches:
- Modify volume to new size (for example from 10gb to 12gb)
- command "lsblk" shows that Ubuntu does not yet use the new 12gb size
- run command: sudo growpart /dev/xvda 1 (or what ever name you have instead xvda)
- run command: sudo resize2fs /dev/xvda1 allocates the new size for Ubuntu
- done, you have allocated more space to your EBS.
with command: df -h you can see that the new size is really in use