One of the prerequisites before upgrading vRO appliance is to maintain at least 3 GB of available free space. In this article I will explain how to increase vRO appliance root partition.
Note: Please take a complete backup of vRO appliance and database as well if external
Login to vRO appliance and run df -h to check the filesystem size
Increase Hard Disk 1 size to the required size, in this example I have increased from 7 GB to 10 GB.
Take a snapshot at this stage, to revert back if required
Mount the gparted live disc to vRO appliance, in this example I have used gparted-live-0.31.0-1-i686.iso
Download link: https://downloads.sourceforge.net/gparted/gparted-live-0.31.0-1-i686.iso
Reboot vRO appliance and press ESC key during boot to get into Boot Menu
Select CD-ROM Drive from Boot Menu
Select the default options in GParted screen:
You will be taken the below screen
Select on /dev/sda2 and click Resize/Move option
Now, move the Red highlighted partition from left to extreme right, like below image and click on Resize/Move:
You will get a warning like below, click OK:
Now select /dev/sda1 and click on Resize/Move
Now, select and hold the right arrow and take it to extreme right and click on Resize/Move, like below image:
You will see 1 MB unallocated space like below image, ignore that and click on Apply option at the top.
Wait for the operation to complete and click on Close and Reboot/Reset the appliance:
Check the filesystem size on vRO appliance: