Enlarge HD space

Discussion in 'Technical' started by ikrudolf, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. ikrudolf

    ikrudolf Member

    I have a Ubuntu server 12.04 with ispconfig 3 installed. Is there a way to enlarge my HD space? I have about 150GB now but would like to enlarge it by 150GB. How can I do this without reinstalling the server?

    Tnx in advance,
  2. ikrudolf

    ikrudolf Member

    Any ideas, tips?
  3. almere

    almere Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Ehm... Install the new harddisk, format and mount it ?
  4. mattmatt

    mattmatt New Member

    "Enlarging your hdd" isn't very clear, but I assume that you meant re-sizing one or more of your partitions.
    If so: To do this without destroying the data currently installed on the system, you can use gparted. Download a livecd iso from http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php and create a bootable disc/usb and follow the instructions.
  5. byau

    byau New Member

    Do you have room for more hard drive space? And are you using LVM?

    If using LVM and can add a hard drive
    1) insert new hard drive
    2) add it as a PV, expand your VG, expand your LV, expand your fs

    If not using LVM and can add a hard drive
    1) insert new hard drive
    2) find filesystem you can move off (e.g. /home)
    3) add new hard drive as /home2
    4) mv /home/* /home2/*
    5) umount /home (if it is a separate mount point)
    6) mount new disk as home

    If cannot add new hard drive (LVM or not)

    1) backup
    2) use clonezilla and clone your machine to a usb drive
    3) buy bigger hard drive
    4) insert bigger hard drive
    5) use clonezilla and restore your machine to new big hard drive

    Just some ideas and general outline.

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