March 31, 2016

AWS – Increasing the size of an EC2 instance’s primary EBS volume

This is really good guide:


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basically stop your instance, detach the primary volume (/dev/sda1), create a snapshot from this ebs volume, create a volume (with increased diskspace) from the snapshot, attach the new bigger volume to the ec2 instance, as /dev/sda1.

start the instance again.