I am using the vmware appliance in the 40gb. I can see that two disks have been configured in the appliance however I am unable to identify which drive is being used for storage. I have tried extending both drives to 200gb and then rescan all disks inside the appliance but i never see the disk increase in either fdisk /dev/sdX or with lvm. Can anyone tell me how to increase the sizes… I need a setup that is 250gb and i was hoping that using the appliances would save me the time of setting up my own configuration. Any input is appreciated.
Should work this way:
shut down vm
In the Vm-GUI go to
- Vm Settings
- mount ubuntu live cd
Boot live cd ubuntu desktop (push ESC)
test Ubuntu installation
boot to Desktop
/dev/sdb1 ext4 change/move size
move the free space to the partition
Edit / perform all operations
boot VM normal
Yes that was my intention, however i am seeing two drives in the appliance and I cannot determine which drive makes up the data storage.
If you’re using the T&M Hansson IT AB appliance, they charge for the sizes over 40 GB. I don’t know what they may have done as far as the disks.
On a system using LVM, the process generally works like this, with some variance:
- Extend the hard disk
- Rescan the LVM PV
- Extend the LVM LV
- Extend the filesystem (LVM can optionally do this during the previous step)
You can do this without downtime on a virtual machine.
The drive in which you have folders like /Data/[Username]
The flesystem is ZFS for the data drive. It’s mounted as ncdata. Everything is in the guide that @Reiner_Nippes linked.