It was surprisingly easy to add extra hard drive space to Plesk Obsidian even though it’s a virtual machine on Amazon’s AWS infrastructure. The underlying Linux disk drive space automatically extended once restarted. Unfortunately, you will need to restart the instance during this process.
Please note: I recommend you backup everything before you continue, just-in-case. Also note, this is not easily reversible, so consider the effect of increasing the disk size on your future snapshots/backups of the EBS volume. It will increase your monthly costs for storage.
Step 1: Add more space to the AWS Virtual Machine EBS volume
- Login to your AWS console.
- Navigate to you EC2 instance list.
- Stop (not terminate) your Plesk instance. Wait for it to finish.
- Navigate to Volumes.
- Right click the volume associated with the Plesk EC2 instance and select modify.
- Modify the size value, adding more to the number as desired. Click Modify to save. The drive has now been extended, with more space available to the EC2 instance.
- Navigate back to “Instances” and start your Plesk EC2 instance.
Step 2: Update the Plesk console so that the drive space alerts stop
- Login to your Plesk console as administrator.
- Click Extensions, My Extensions and click open on “Grafana”.
- Status will have an error, click update.
- Navigate to “Advanced Monitoring” in the Plesk main menu.
- On the disk tab, confirm your new disk space is shown in the first graph. If there is an error, wait a minute then refresh the page. Second time was the charm for me.
You are done!
Posted by: Ian Brown
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