After I resize my Linode, I'm getting a "Raw image has been grown" error message

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I added almost all of the extra space to my linode in it's raw partition. When I did that, I got this message from my Linode manager:

Raw image has been grown. You will still need to grow the filesystem within the image manually.

Basically, what do I need to do in order to make use of that space?

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To my understanding, if you haven't yet, the first thing that you'll need to do is resize your partition to accommodate this extra space. The growpart tool can help, and I think it'd be the easiest method to proceed. To install, you'd just need to enter the following command:

 sudo yum install cloud-utils-growpart

And then from there you can extend your partition to use all available space with the following command:

  growpart /dev/sda 1

From there, provided your filesystem is xfs, you should be able to mount your disk and resize the filesystem by issuing the following commands:

 mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
 xfs_growfs -d /mnt

Alternatively, if you're using ext4, then the resize2fs command should work for your filesystem resize, using syntax as follows:

  resize2fs /dev/sda1

You should be able to find more information on these tools at their manual pages, or by following the links below:

Manual for xfs_growfs
Manual for resize2fs
Manual for growpart

Lastly, if you do have concerns or a level of discomfort when proceeding through the resizing process, then I would strongly recommend using a backup method on your Linode, just to ensure that you always have a good configuration to restore from, worst case scenario. For a little more information regarding this process, I'm including some documentation below which I hope can help:

Backing Up Your Data

I hope that helps!


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