Extending a bootable volume

Open your terminal and enter the following to look up the volume ID

openstack volume list

You can use the Cinder API to extend the size of your volume. For the purpose of this tutorial we will extend the volume we created earlier to 20 GB

OS_VOLUME_API_VERSION=3.42 cinder extend [volume ID] 20

To use the new space, shut down the instance and start it again


openstack server stop [Server name]

Then start it again:

openstack server start [Server name]

Note that simply restarting your server won't apply the extension

To make sure the new volume size has been applied, log in through SSH and use the following command


You have now extended the size of your bootable volume