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Increase the disk space in vCenter Server Appliance (2056764)
To increase the disk space available:
- Shut down the vCenter Server Appliance.
- Add a new hard disk of necessary size to the vCenter Server Appliance.
For more information on adding a new hard disk, see:
- Power on the vCenter Server Appliance.
- Connect to the vCenter Server Appliance using SSH.
- List all disk and identify the device ID of the new disk added by running this command in the shell client:
Note: By default, the device ID for the new disk is /dev/sdc
- Access the disk utility for the new disk by running this command:
- Press N then Enter for new partition
- Press P then Enter for primary partition
- Enter 1 as the partition number
- Accept the default start block and the default end block
- Enter W to write the partition table to disk
- Create a new partition on the new disk:
- Build an ext3 file system on the new disk using this command:
mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sdc1
- Create a new temporary directory under the root directory by running this command:
- Mount the new disk to the /tmp/db directory by running this command:
mount -t ext3 /dev/sdc1 /tmp/db
- Power off all services that access the vPostgres /storage/db directory by running this commands:
service vmware-vpxd stop
service vmware-vpostgres stop
service vmdird stop
service vmware-inventoryservice stop
- Copy all the /storage/db files into the /tmp/db directory by running this command:
cp -a /storage/db/* /tmp/db
- Return to the root directory by running this command:
- Unmount the original disk and the new disk by running this commands:
- Mount the new disk to the /storage/db directory by running this command:
mount -t ext3 /dev/sdc1 /storage/db
- Preserve the new mount to the /storage/db directory by running the command:
sed -i -e 's#/dev/sdb3#/dev/sdc1#' /etc/fstab
- Reboot the vCenter Server Appliance.
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