Here we’re going to show you how to convert a VHD file to a VMDK file using VBoxManage, which is part of VirtualBox and is freely available.
This post will cover how to increase the disk space for a Windows Server 2016 virtual machine running in VMware, however the steps apply to any virtualization solution.
First we’ll increase the size of the actual virtual disk that is attached to the virtual machine, followed by making the required changes in the operating system in order to take advantage of the additional space from the hard disk expansion.
The server can stay online while the disk space is upgraded with this method which is ideal for most production servers, there’s no need to perform a system reboot.
By default the size of a /boot partition in Linux is not that big, 512mb or so is quite a typical default. This space is used to store different versions of the Linux kernel that you have concurrently installed at the same time.
If this space fills up you may not be able to perform a kernel upgrade in future so it is important to not let it fill and free up space in /boot.
The XFS file system generally does a pretty good job at keeping itself clean and tidy, however it can still get fragmented over time. Here we’re going to show you how to check the level of fragmentation in place on your XFS file system and how you can defragment it if required, further increasing disk performance.
Gzip, Bzip2 and XZ are all popular compression tools used in UNIX based operating systems, but which should you use? Here we are going to benchmark and compare them against each other to get an idea of the trade off between the level of compression and time taken to achieve it.
For further information on how to use gzip, bzip2 or xz see our guides below:
A Citrix XenServer dom0 currently runs with a 4GB root partition which is pretty small by today’s standards. A small amount of usable storage space can be quite easy to quickly fill. It is therefore important that dom0 has free space in order for it to operate correctly. Here we will cover some different methods that can be used to free up disk space within XenServer.
Here we show you how to expand an LVM volume or partition in Linux by first resizing logical volume followed by resizing the file system to take advantage of the additional space.
See here if you’re instead trying to do the opposite and shrink an LVM volume.
Here we show you how to shrink an LVM volume or partition in Linux by first resizing the file system followed by resizing the logical volume.
See here if you’re instead trying to do the opposite and expand an LVM volume.