Resizing and Changing a Root EBS Volume

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Time required: 1 Hours


This lab will help you understand and learn how to change the root EBS volume size or type. Depending on your application and growth needs there might be times when you need to increase the size or change from SSD to a provisioned IOPs volume type. This lab will walk you through performing this action on an already existing instance.


Your CloudWatch alarms are alerting you of performance issues on your instance’s root volume. It is drastically decreasing the performance of your application, making for unhappy customers. To solve this problem, you need to change the root volume (/dev/xvda) size from 8 GiB to 20 GiB, increasing your IOPS to 60 IOPS. This needs to be down with minimal downtime, and without creating an AMI of the image.

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