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Resizing or shrinking KVM virtual machine filesystems and disk images

Posted by Chris Jones
On September 16th, 2014 at 11:22

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Most everyone wants to increase the size of their disk images, filesystems, or virtual machines (VM). It’s common to create a small, minimal machine (2 GB in size) and increase it depending on the flavor or configuration of the deployed VM.

However, there are some cases where machines will need to be moved from large disk flavors to smaller flavors. Assuming the filesystem isn’t full or is minimal in size, you may be able to successfully resize the disk image so that it will fit on a smaller VM.
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