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How to increase volume to running VM (without powering off)?

asked 2017-02-02 00:52:23 -0500

Ranjitha gravatar image

I need to increase the volume of the running VM without poweroff. Is there any possible way to achieve?

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you want to increase the size of attached external volume OR root disk ?

Bipin gravatar imageBipin ( 2017-02-02 04:23:59 -0500 )edit

Increase the size of external volume

Ranjitha gravatar imageRanjitha ( 2017-02-02 04:41:22 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-02-02 04:17:35 -0500

updated 2017-02-04 10:52:15 -0500

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According to the user guide, you need to detach a volume before resizing it. You don't have to shut the instance down, though.

If you wish to resize other aspects of the guest (e.g. change the flavor to increase CPU/RAM available) then you need to perform a nova resize on the guest. This operation requires the guest to be shutdown, though a proposal to provide a "live" version of this in a future release exists.

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