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So I made a mistake and made boot volume for a Dreamcompute instance too small. I thought 3Gb would be enough. My files are only using about ~400mb, but the system has managed to consume the rest.
It’s a Ubuntu server (16.04) and the lack of space is so bad that I cannot even use apt to upgrade the system or install other packages. Brutal! I know that I will be adding on to the websites I have stored there and this is going to be problematic in a hurry.
But hey, I knew going into this that virtual drives aren’t that hard to expand, right? Wrong!
For whatever reason I can’t detach the volume from the instance (even while it’s shut down) to create a snapshot of my 3Gb volume and use the snapshot to create a new, bigger volume. I keep getting errors thrown at me.
Now I’m googling my way into rabbit hole of rsync/dd and worrying about fstab configs and system stability after using those methods. This whole experience seems pretty counter-intuitive - I can easily expand bootable virual volumes on my local machine (I.E. virtualbox). Is there a reliable baked in way to do this from the Dreamcompute web app?