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From Mathias Mullins <>
Subject Re: customising the ROOT disk
Date Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:27:35 GMT
What a lot of people do Nux is to create the template with a smaller disk. After the first
template is created, expand the original running VM, and then create a second VM, and so on.
I know one person that has a CentOS with a 9 (7Gb Root/2GB SWAP), 18GB, and 27GB. And nothing
except the Root volume changes.

Thank you,

On Feb 15, 2013, at 3:23 PM, "Clayton Weise" <<>>

The size of the root disk is set based on the template, and it can't be changed.  This has
to do with the fact that new root volumes created from a template are actually created as
a writable snapshot of the template.  This is done to save space and also to create the VM
faster, but the penalty is that all instances created from a template share the same size
root volume.

-----Original Message-----
From: Nux! []
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2013 11:49 AM
To: Cloudstack users
Subject: customising the ROOT disk


When I'm creating a new instance is there a way to specify the size of
the ROOT disk? I see it uses the template's size (which in my case is
tiny) and I need to have it increased.




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