How To Expand a Filesystem on AWS Linux

Author: , March 6th, 2018 This only works on the new expandable volumes. YMMV, as always. 1. Examine file -s /dev/xvd* lsblk df -h 2. Grow partition Expand the modified partition using growpart (and note the unusual syntax of separating the device name from the partition number): growpart /dev/xvda 1 lsblk 3. Expand filesystem resize2fs /dev/xvda1 df -h

How To Resize an ext3 Filesystem

Author: , August 31st, 2014

I had to replace an ailing root volume on AWS, so I decided to double the size when I created the new volume from snapshot. After booting, I realized that df still showed the old filesystem size of 10GB, not the new size of 20GB Here is the solution: resize2fs /dev/xvda1 1 2 3 4 […]

How To Create An XFS Formatted Filesystem On AWS EC2

Author: , October 26th, 2011

First, use the AWS management console to create and attach a new volume. Note the device name, in our example /dev/sdf. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 # yum install xfsprogs-devel # mkfs.xfs /dev/sdf # echo "/dev/sdf /data xfs noatime 0 0" | tee -a /etc/fstab # mkdir -m 000 /data # mount /data […]