Where is 20GB of storage on my Linode-2?

I have a Linode-2. It should have 50GB of storage. But all I see is 30GB.


Plan $/Mo $/Hr RAM CPUs Storage Linode 2 GB $12 $0.018 2 GB 1 50 GB

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Disk ext4 30464 MB 2016-11-27 14:02

256MB Swap Image swap 256 MB 2016-11-27 14:02

1 CPU Core 50 GB Storage 2 GB RAM

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on

/dev/root **30G** 8.1G 20G 30% /
devtmpfs 976M 0 976M 0% /dev
tmpfs 980M 0 980M 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs 196M 860K 196M 1% /run
tmpfs 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
tmpfs 980M 0 980M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs 196M 0 196M 0% /run/user/1000

What am I missing here?


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Have you checked to make sure your disk is sized to 50GB in Cloud Manager? If not, you can easily resize this disk using the steps in the guide linked below.

As I posted above… from the "Storage" tab on cloud manager:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Disk ext4 30464 MB 2016-11-27 14:02

I thought that a Linode 2 comes with 50 GB. That is what the pricing page says: https://www.linode.com/pricing/

Linode 2 GB $12 $0.018 2 GB 1 50 GB

Where is my other 20 GB?

I looked at the billing history. I spun up this Linode on Nov. 27, 2016. Have I been paying for 50 GB and only getting 30 GB the whole time?

C'mon man!!!

In 2018, we upgraded our circa-2016 2GB Shared plan from 24GB (24,576MB) storage to our current 50GB (51,200MB) disks so the allocation you've described doesn't fully seem to match up. That said, it's still possible that you are under utilizing your total disk allocation (note: different than the actual disk partition) so you should still look into resizing your current disk to use the full resources available to you.

Normally, when we roll out a new Linode (server) generation or upgrade existing plans, your account will display a "Pending Upgrade" banner within Cloud Manager and/or you will receive an email (unless this has been disabled).

jhardman, thank's for the update. This morning I got an email with a credit for $80 which I guess is the difference between what I paid for and what I got? I'd rather have a check if possible.

What is ironic is that I came upon this because I'm planning to downsize to a Nanode level because:

1: As the stats posted above show I'm not using much of the 30GB I have now and obviously don't really need another 20GB.

2: Also, my needs have changed. I've re-done my sites from 'slow' WordPress into efficient HTML/Bootstrap. These sites run just as fast on the 'cheap' managed shared server as they did on Linode. (ie. https://radioqsl.com , https://newmediacreate.com )

  1. With the end of covid, my first, current, and very expensive wife (of 41 years) and I plan extensive retirement international travel and I don't want to be in lord-knows-where with a mega-slow net connection speed and have to deal with a 'broken' Apache or something else after doing a 'sudo apt update / upgrade'.

I'll keep the Nanode to 'play' with.


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