How Do I Resize My VPS Disk?

Last Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

This guide explains how to resize the hard disk on a Vultr VPS. If you have recently upgraded your plan to a plan with a larger disk, then you can follow these steps to start using the extra space.

Linux: Our provided templates will update the disk size automatically after rebooting your VPS. If you deploy a server from a custom snapshot and the filesystem is not properly sized, correct the situation with the following steps:

  • Verify the disk size with fdisk -l
  • Verify the partition size with parted -l
  • Check the filesystem size with df -h

If the filesystem needs to be expanded, run resize2fs /dev/vda1 to resize the filesystem automatically to the size of the partition. Substitute vda1 with your device name.

Windows Server 2012/2016: By using a built-in utility called "Extend Volume Wizard".

  1. Open the "Server Manager" window. There is a shortcut on the desktop by default.
  2. Open the "Computer Management" window. This is accessible through "Server Manager" under the "Tools" menu.
  3. Select the "Disk Management" panel. This panel is on the left tree under "Storage".
  4. In the center of the "Disk Management" panel, you will see available volumes. Right click on the volume with available space and select "Extend Volume...". The "Extend Volume Wizard" will open.
  5. Follow the steps in the "Extend Volume Wizard". Once you have completed, your disk will have been resized.

Custom ISO: This will vary based on your operating system. You will likely need to add the space as a new partition. Ubuntu users can use the cloud-init utility to help assist with disk resizing.

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