How Do You Increase the Hard Disk Space of an Existing GCP Server?

Problem scenario
You need a larger hard disk on a Google Cloud Platform server. What should you do?


  1. In the GCP web console go to "VM instances"
  2. Click on the VM's name (e.g., instance-1) that is hyperlinked.
  3. Find "Boot disk and local disks". There should be a list with a "Name" column.
  4. Click on the hyperlinked name (e.g., instance-1).
  5. Click the "Edit" button near the top right section of the screen. Make changes to the size as you desire.
  6. Click the "Save" button in the lower left hand corner.
  7. Reboot the server at the OS level (e.g., with sudo reboot) or with the GCP web console.

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