How to increase the EBS volume size of an instance that is on running state ?

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How to increase the boot volume size with minimal downtime when the machine is running?
Jul 17, 2018 in Cloud Computing by brat_1
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Unluckily, it is not possible to increase the boot volume storage on a running Amazon EC2 instance.

But this can be done with a minimal downtime without needing to start a new instance.

To have it done with minimal downtime, I would recommend you to test it with a throwaway EC2 instance so that you get acquainted to the procedure and later do it with just a few minutes downtime for the actual EC2 instance.

Keep Learning :)
answered Jul 17, 2018 by Gopalan
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