This guide explains how to expand the file system on a Vultr cloud server instance. If you have upgraded your cloud server to a plan with a larger disk or need to expand a partition while preserving data, follow these steps. This guide applies to Windows Server 2012 and 2016. A cloud server instance is sometimes called a Virtual Private Server or VPS.
â NOTE: These operations make destructive changes to the cloud server's file system. You can lose data if you make a mistake following these directions. Make a snapshot of the server before performing any of these steps. If your data is critical, please test the snapshot before proceeding. Deploy a new test instance with the snapshot, then verify the test instance boots and has the correct data.
Search for Computer Management and launch it.
Select Storage -> Disk Management on the left side menu.
The right pane displays the current disk configuration.
Right-click the volume with available space.
Select Extend Volume...
Follow the steps in the Extend Volume Wizard to resize the disk.