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How to resize partition in Linux

SSH to your server as root user

Run df -Th | grep "^/dev" to get the device name & also the filesystem type (ext4,XFS,etc)

Grow the partition by running growpart /dev/sda X (where X is the device name and with space)

Once done, use the following command according to your filesystem type to enlarge the partition

resize2fs /dev/sdaX

xfs_growfs /dev/sdaX

Run df -h to determine if the resize is succesful

Updated on: 25/01/2022

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