On 19/11/15 12:20 PM, John wrote: > Hello list, > > What's the best way of increasing the space of a bhyve guest instance? > Would it be via growfs? Inside or outside of the vm? Or would it be > better to truncate another chunk of space and refer to it in /etc/fstab? > > thanks,
Hello John, - Do you use virtio-blk (a file created with 'truncate') or ahci-hd (A ZFS filesystem, for example) for your guest disk? You have to increase the space of the virtual disk that bhyve uses. - If you used 'truncate', my guess is that you can use truncate to create a new file of larger size. Then, boot into a livecd in bhyve with both disks and do a 'dd' from one disk to the other. I have tried to 'dd' between files on the host but that didn't seem to work. - If it is a ZFS filesystem, create a new filesystem with 'zfs create -V 50gb zroot/new-volume/' then use a 'zfs send ... | zfs receive ...' - Are these FreeBSD guests (and which filesystem - UFS or ZFS) or Linux guests? - If these are FreeBSD guests running UFS, look at https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/disks-growing.html - If these are FreeBSD guests running ZFS, you can probably create the filesystems on your new disk and then use zfs send & receive - If these are linux guests, you will have to use a livecd and something like 'gpart'. Thanks, Manas _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-virtualization To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-virtualization-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"