Linode makes it pretty easy to manage servers

I needed more disk space on one of my servers (running NixOS) that was hosted in Linode, so I did the following steps:

  1. did a warm migration to the next server size
  2. powered off
  3. resized the disk partition in the Linode portal
  4. powered on

After booting, the file system now shows double the size – no messing around with growpart or resize2fs – apparently Linode takes care of resizing the partition and the filesystem – very nice!