Bart Heungens's picture


I have deployed the Wordpress TKL as a VM on VMware. Works great since a long time.

Now I see the free space becoming too low after some years due to all media inside Wordpress.

What do I need to do to grow the capacity of the TKL VM appliance? On VMware side I have grown the size of the VMDK file but what do I need to do to grow the space inside Linux?



badco's picture

Im not familiar with VMWare and how it works, but have a look at resizefs, it might do what you need.


Just remember to do a backup of the VM first :)

Bart Heungens's picture

I am not the Linux expert, where do I need to run resizefs inside the TKL server?

badco's picture

You don't need to be a linux expert, you just have to know what to look for.

Try this:

Bart Heungens's picture

Thanks for pointing me in the right way. Found another webpage that gave me the exact procedure to follow on this TKL machine

Worked great!

Jeremy Davis's picture

It sounds like you guys are all over it, but FWIW we have a (very dated but still relevant) blog post that steps through the a couple of possible pathways to increase root volume.

Bart Heungens's picture

Great article, added it to my bookmarks... Thanks!

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