The Big Announcement: Double the Resources![/size]
[b]100% Resource Increase![/b]
As hinted at in various threads, the big announcement is here: We’ve doubled the resources on all our Linode plans! That’s double the RAM, double the disk space, double the transfer, and double the value! 🙂
[b]Standard plans now include:[/b]
Linode 128 becomes [b]Linode 256 – 8GiB Disk[/b]
Linode 192 becomes [b]Linode 384 – 12GiB Disk[/b]
Linode 256 becomes [b]Linode 512 – 16GiB Disk[/b]
Linode 384 becomes [b]Linode 768 – 24GiB Disk[/b]
Linode 512 becomes [b]Linode 1024 – 32GiB Disk[/b]
Check the [url=http://www.linode.com/products/linodes.cfm]products[/url] page for more information.
[b]Rollout and Availability[/b]
➡ [b]Fremont:[/b] Those on hosts 56 and higher have already received the upgrades. For the remaining Fremont hosts, the upgrade/migration schedule with more details will be posted soon.
➡ [b]Dallas:[/b] We’re still acquiring more datacenter space to perform these upgrades. The other option is to migrate your Linode to another datacenter (IP change) and receive the upgrades immediately. If you want to do that, please open a [url=https://www.linode.com/support/ticket_new.cfm]Support Ticket[/url].
EDIT: Dallas upgrades now available! Please see [url=http://www.linode.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2711]this thread[/url].
➡ [b]Atlanta:[/b] Upgrades completed.
Fremont hosts include: hosts 9-26, 56-76
Dallas hosts include: hosts 1-8, 27-55
Atlanta hosts include: hosts 77 and up
Customers who pay annually also receive an additional 50% disk space on top of the new standard. Please fill out a [url=https://www.linode.com/support/tickets.cfm]support ticket[/url] if you’d like to switch to annual payments.
To take advantage of the extra space, you have a choice of:
[list][*] [b]Resizing your existing filesystem to occupy the new space[/b][list][*] Shutdown your Linode
[*] Members -> Disk Images -> Click on your root filesystem -> Enter in new size, and Save Changes
[*] Boot your Linode
[*] [b]Creating new empty disk images[/b]
[list][*]Members -> Disk Images, scroll down to “Create an Empty Disk Image”
[*] Enter a label (for example: “disk2”)
[*] Enter in the size (use the “Storage Summary” box in the upper-right corner)
[*] Choose “ext3” for filesystem type, and Create Disk
[*] Members -> Configurations -> Click on your config
[*] Add your new “disk2” to an open /dev/ubd? slot. Save
[*] Reboot your Linode
[*] Log into your Linode, and as root: “mount /dev/ubd[insert device letter here] /path/to/mountpoint” where path/to/mountpoint is an existing directory
[*] [b]Deploying more Linux Installations[/b][list][*]Why, just use the Distro Wizard! Experiment with a new distro or something :-)[/list]
Thank you for your business! Enjoy!