[Box-Admins] Re: Squeak Gandi server

Ken Causey ken at kencausey.com
Tue Oct 2 15:50:33 UTC 2012

Thanks Brad.  I will try to interface with you today on Freenode (likely
before you see this email, this is for everyone else to know that
movement is occurring, if glacially.)


> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [Box-Admins] Re: Squeak Gandi server
> From: "Bradley M. Kuhn" <bkuhn at sfconservancy.org>
> Date: Tue, October 02, 2012 9:02 am
> To: "Ken Causey" <ken at kencausey.com>
> Cc: "Squeak Hosting Support" <box-admins at lists.squeakfoundation.org>, 
> board at lists.squeakfoundation.org,  squeak at sfconservancy.org
> Ken Causey wrote at 14:47 (EDT) on Monday:
> > I'm a little bit confused about the available disk space on this system:
> > root at box3-squeak:~# df -h
> > Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> > /dev/xvda1            3.0G  607M  2.3G  22% /
> > It appears to be only 3GB and I think Chris requested something like
> > 60GB or greater.  Is this perhaps a logical volume that I can expand? 
> Ken Causey wrote at 14:55 (EDT) on Monday:
> >  Is it possible you or someone else with access can increase the disk
> > size for our system?  60GB will probably satisfy the requirements for
> > Jenkins (assuming our previous calculations are accurate); but really
> > we can use all we can get if the goal is to move many of our existing
> > services to this system.  We could immediately make use of 250GB and
> > if we are planning for the future more like 500GB-1TB is more
> > realistic.
> Ugh, I'm truly confused myself.  Gandi's system creates the initial
> image with 3GB, and then says: "log back in after server is created to
> increase disk space".  That's what I did.  It now shows this:
> Disk name (1/1)      Type                     Size      Status    Boot disk      
> Boot disk          System Disk                60 GB     Attached      X
> Have you poked around with vgscan/lvscan and the like to see if it's
> actually a 60GB medium that just needs a resize?
> I also rebooted the server, thinking that perhaps the resize hadn't
> happened until a reboot.
> Since I didn't give myself access, I can't check myself.  I even enabled
> the console, but since we didn't set a root password and just opted for
> SSH keys, I can't log into the console to see what's going on.
> Nothing in the management interface says anything obvious about what to
> do to resize it.
> http://wiki.gandi.net/en/hosting/manage-disk/resize-disk/expert 
> seems to indicate you do have to do a resizefs.  I notice the first
> action is umount, so that will be hard with / ;), but perhaps you can
> just remount read only and do it?
> Or, perhaps they gave you more space on the virtual sizes that can be
> made into a separate filesystem (which perhaps is preferable anyway)?
> Anyway, I'm happy to help further: I presume other projects will have
> these questions too, when I start setting up VPS's for them.  If you
> want my help during the day today, find me on IRC as bkuhn on freenode
> or oftc.  I won't be on top of my email throughout the day.
> > I'm still looking but I'm having trouble finding any gandi.net help
> > documentation.
> Yeah, I've had the same problem.
> -- 
> Bradley M. Kuhn, Executive Director, Software Freedom Conservancy

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