Expanding EBS Volumes on Windows Instances


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You can increase the storage space of an existing EBS volume without losing the data on the volume. To do this, you migrate your data to a larger volume and then extend the file system on the volume to recognize the newly-available space. After you verify that your new volume is working properly, you can delete the old volume.

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This is a beginner level Lab, however, in order to follow the next steps you should be able to:

  • Launch EC2 instances
  • Connect to EC2 instances running Windows

We recommend these labs as pre-requisites:


Learning Objectives:

By the end of this lab you should be able to:

  • Create an EBS Snapshot
  • Create an EBS Volume From a Snapshot
  • Attach an EBS Volume as a root device

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Log In to the Amazon Web Service Console

Your first step to start the laboratory experience

Clone The EBS Volume

In this step, you will clone the EBS volume

Create a New EBS Volume

In this step, you will create a new larger EBS volume and attach it to the instance

Check The Extended Windows File System

In this step, you will check the Windows File system