Ova appliance harddisk size



  • Hi

    I downloaded the OVA and deployed the 2.2.2 Appliance, but now I realize that the disk size are very small, only 5Gb.
    Only testing before use on production and 93% disk full. Most of that on /var and /usr.

    Are there a easy way to expand the file system?

    Thanks.



  • I downloaded the OVA and deployed the 2.2.2 Appliance,

    What please is OVA?

    but now I realize that the disk size are very small, only 5Gb.

    From what disk we are talking about mSATA, CFCard, SSD, SDCard, HDD, SATA-DOM or SSD-DOM?

    Only testing before use on production and 93% disk full. Most of that on /var and /usr.

    How did you install it and from waht?

    • USB MEMStick to ?
    • Full install from ISO to ?

    Are there a easy way to expand the file system?

    With another disk perhaps or a greater one perhaps?



  • @BlueKobold:

    What please is OVA?

    From what disk we are talking about mSATA, CFCard, SSD, SDCard, HDD, SATA-DOM or SSD-DOM?

    How did you install it and from waht?

    • USB MEMStick to ?
    • Full install from ISO to ?

    With another disk perhaps or a greater one perhaps?

    BlueKobold - An OVA is a VMware "virtual appliance".  It is a pre-built virtual machine with pfSense installed & optimized, available to those who are Gold members.  So, the HD is already defined.

    heliop100 - I'm not sure if the FS on *BSD is resizable.  You might want to Google it… (I'm too lazy at the moment).  I know you can resize the virtual disk from the VMware side, just not sure about the FS.



  • Hi,

    I Google BSD foruns and have expanded my hard disk from 5 to 50Gb

    Worked on 2.2.2 OVA

    It's always a good idea backup you VM before do that.

    turn off swap

    swapoff /dev/label/swap0

    delete swap partition

    gpart delete -i2 da0s1

    expand primary partition

    gpart resize -i1 da0
    gpart commit da0s1

    expand root partition (49g save 1gb for swap)

    gpart resize -i1 -s 49g da0s1

    recreate swap

    gpart add -t freebsd-swap da0s1

    boot from live CD or single user

    growfs /dev/da0s1a

    Reboot and edit fstab to add new swap /dev/da0s1b

    Add new swap

    swapon -a



  • Hi Heliop100,

    thank you for the step by step instruction. I just tried this with the 2.3.3 ova and want it to resize to a full amount of 62 GB.

    After the command
    swapoff /dev/label/swap0

    I get the errors like attached and the gpart show of the disks.

    I'm not a pro at that, just a hobby thing. So please be patient with me. I do need some safe advice here  ;)

    Thank you!






  • So I found a good link to some commands here:

    https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/disks-growing.html

    I now have it set like attached with the command

    gpart resize -i2 da0

    service growfs onestart

    and it took all free space into the ufs partition

    but now is the question:

    There was no swap hdd, do I realy need one? PFSense is on SSD with 4 gig ram

    ![new size.JPG](/public/imported_attachments/1/new size.JPG)
    ![new size.JPG_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/new size.JPG_thumb)



  • Hi,

    I´m not a BSD expert, not shure what may happen without swap.
    My pfsense have Snort installed, and my Snort stops working due to full swap.
    How my are a virtual machine, I add a new 8Gb disk and made that all disk a swap partition.

    If yours are physical, you may create a swap file.

    cheers



  • Hi Heliop,

    it is a virtual machine like yours made with the newest ova… but that there is no swap suprises me.

    I'm going to test it out what happens, i have squid, guard, snort and blocker. Think that will be enough  ;)