How do I resize my disk after upgrading my Linode

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My Linode has been upgraded and I need to resize the disk to include the additional available space. How do I resize my disk and is there any chance of losing the data when I resize.

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Resizing your disk can easily be done from the Linode Manager:

  1. Navigate to the Linode Manager
  2. Select the Linode you wish to resize
  3. Click Shut down to turn your Linode off
  4. Click the Edit link next to the disk you wish to resize
  5. In the 'New Size' field, enter a different size for the disk in megabytes
  6. Click Save Changes. The Linode’s dashboard appears
  7. Click Boot to turn on the Linode

For additional information on resizing your disks, feel free to reference our guide here

Resizing your disk should not result in any data loss, so you shouldn't need to worry about that.

In the new Linode Manager (cloud.linode.com), this can be done by:

  1. Select the Linode to be resized
  2. Shut down the Linode
  3. Navigate to the Settings tab, and open the Advanced Settings panel.
  4. Find your Disk in the list of this Linode's disks and choose the Resize option.
  5. Enter the new size and select "Submit".
  6. Reboot your Linode once the resize is complete.

With recent changes to Cloud Manager, this process has changed a little bit:

  1. Select the Linode to be resized
  2. Shut down the Linode
  3. Navigate to the Settings tab, and open the Advanced Settings panel.
  4. Find your Disk in the list of this Linode's disks and choose the Resize option.
  5. Enter the new size and select "Submit".
  6. Reboot your Linode once the resize is complete.

It seems things have changed slightly once again. I found this page by search but seems the new Linode Manager has moved disk management to its own tab (and no longer is there an Advanced tab in Settings).

So… Steps 1-2 as above

  1. Navigate to the Disks/Config tab
  2. Find your disk at the bottom
  3. Click on the … to the right, select Resize from the drop-down
  4. On the pop-out panel adjust the size and the hit "Resize" button
  5. Reboot once complete

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