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How To Extend The Root Partition On Linux OCI Instance. (Doc ID 2408826.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 20, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A to N/A [Release 1.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The goal of this document is to explain how to extend the root partition of an OCI Instance, the root partition is the last partition on the OCI Instances "/dev/sda3", when an OCI Instance is created using a custom boot volume with a bigger size than the default size, the partition table is only created using the default partition layout and the remaining space gets un_allocated, this is why the root partition needs to be resized to use the free space or either a new partition needs to be created to reclaim that free space.


This document is intended for the Linux instances, since this is a default behaviour for the OCI Instances.


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