Resize a Linode Disk

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This Quick Answer will show you how to resize a disk on your Linode. See our Disks and Configuration Profiles guide for additional information.

  1. Log in to the Linode Manager.
  2. Click the Linodes tab.
  3. Select the Linode with the disk that you want to resize.
  4. Click Shut down to turn your Linode off. Watch the Host Job Queue for confirmation that the Linode has shut down.
  5. Click the Edit link next to the disk you wish to resize.
  6. In the New Size field, enter a different size for the disk in megabytes.
  7. Click Save Changes. Watch the Host Job Queue for confirmation that the disk has been resized.
  8. Click Boot to turn on the Linode.
The Linode Manager will not allow you to resize your disk to an amount smaller than the space taken up by files on your filesystem. To confirm how much space you’re using, issue the df -h command on your Linode.

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