I resized my Block Storage Volume to be larger, but it's not showing on the Linode

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I recently resized my Linode from 250 GiB to a 500 GiB volume. After I resized the volume, I rebooted my Linode. But, when I run

df -h /dev/disk//by-id/scsi-0Linode_Volume_CommunitySiteVolume

I'm still seeing the same storage in the output's Avail column. After I resized, I saw a message in Linode Manager that read:

Volume scheduled to be resized.

Is this why I'm not seeing the new storage allotment? How long do I need to wait for this?

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When a Block Storage device is resized, it's updated very quickly on the backend, so this most likely isn't what's causing you to not see different storage size.

When you resize a Block Storage volume, rebooting your Linode is required, but there are a couple more steps needed to complete the resizing. These steps are outlined in our guide, How to Use Block Storage with Your Linode, specifically the section labeled Steps for resizing a Block Storage Volume

  • Once your Linode has restarted, make sure the volume is unmounted for safety:

umount /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-0Linode_Volume_CommunitySiteVolume

  • Assuming you have an ext2, ext3, or ext4 partition, resize it to fill the new volume size:

resize2fs /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-0Linode_Volume_CommunitySiteVolume

  • Mount it back onto the filesystem:

mount /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-0Linode_Volume_CommunitySiteVolume /mnt/CommunitySiteVolume

  • Once you've completed those that couple steps, your should see the updated space allocation when you rerun:

df -h /dev/disk//by-id/scsi-0Linode_Volume_CommunitySiteVolume


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