the birthday extra space thing
the extra 25% disk space Linode has offered as it's 8th bday gift.(thank you!) is showing on my control panel as available.
they mention in a very non-nonchalant manner to simply resize the disk to take advantage of the new space. which is awesome.
my question is.. will this take my site offline? will this erase my files or re-partition my drive? is there any risk in doing this?
You don't need to reformat or anything, but you will need ot shut down your linode while re-sizing the disks, be it up or down in size.
Your data won't be affected by this though.
There is a risk of data loss, though, so check your backups are working, and backup just before the resize to play it safe.
thank you both.
and thanks again Linode.
FYI, it took 43s to resize my Linode 512 without any problem
My 1024 took 2m 48s from shutdown to startup, including the resize.
Linode was very generous in giving us all that extra disk space. Thanks guys!!
well im not going to giveaway my 240 day uptime for extra disk!
Yay for useless metrics.
resized the disk from 32gb to 40gb. then queued up a 'boot' job.
14 minutes later and it's still resizing!
does the amount of files on the disk beforehand affect the time this process takes?
i am hosting upward of 100,000 files..
or has the process hung or something?
getting a bit worried now. site is offline and im concerned for the files..
total time of exactly 20 mins.
just in time too..
/dev/xvda 32114736 30207384 586148 99% /
/dev/xvda 40270848 30202088 8826200 78% /
once again. thanks Linode!
So if you check disk space and find only 1% remaining, it may actually be more like 6%, is that right??
Lemme know if I'm way wrong on this. If so, it'd mean that there really shouldn't be all that much performance hit if you reach 99% full, shouldn't there?