Increasing disk space in FreeBSD 11/12
After disk size is increased on control panel, make it usable by OS.
Run terminal as root and enter the following commands.
Restore partition table:
gpart recover da0
The command output may look like this:
- Option 1:
da0 recovering is not needed
Then restart server and begin with the first step of the guide. To restart the server, run the following command:
shutdown -r now
- Option 2:
Then proceed with this guide.
Create new partition:
gpart add -t freebsd-zfs -a 4k da0
The command will display the exact number of the partition that has been added. Note this number. From now on, let’s mark partition number with (##) symbols:
Add the new partition to zroot: pool, where (##) is the number of the partition created:
zpool add zroot da0p(##)
To view partition information:
gpart show -p