[New Feature] In this blog post, I have discussed the new feature that has been introduced by Oracle on 1st June 2020 i.e., Online resizing for block volumes and boot volumes.
Oracle has recently introduced a new feature from which you can now resize your block/boot volumes without any downtime. Boot Volumes and Block Volumes come under the topic Storage.
Storage is one of the 5 Core Services (IAM, Networking, Compute, Storage & Database) of OCI.
If you don’t know What is Block Volume, then I would highly recommend you to check our previous post here.
Resizing Block/Boot Volume
After this new update from Oracle, you can now increase the size of your Block and Boot Volumes without affecting your running application. This has been a long-awaited update from Oracle. You can try this feature in the free Cloud Account too.
Few Points To Keep In Mind
- Sizing of Block or Boot Volume online without affecting any running application, which means you do not have to take down your application so there is no Downtime.
- This feature is available in all the Oracle Cloud Regions.
- You can access this feature on your currently existing volumes as well as newly created volumes.
- Both Boot Volume and Block Volume can be increased up to 32TB in size.
- You can add 32 Volumes of 32 TB each to an instance.
- After the extension, rescan the disk to extend the partition.
- parted or DISKPART commands can be used.
Steps To Increase The Size Of A Block Volume
- Log in to your Oracle Cloud Account.
- Open the navigation menu. Under Core Infrastructure, go to Compute and click Boot Volumes.
- In the Boot Volumes list, find the volume of who’s the size you want to increase.
- Click on “Edit Size or Performance”.
- Enter the Size you want for the Boot Volume and click on Save Changes.
This is how you can increase the size of your Boot/Block Volumes.
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