User volume of WorkSpace does not seem to have the size it should have according to the configuration


In AWS Console > WorkSpaces > my WorkSpace > Hardware it states the user volume has a size of 100 GB. However, in the WorkSpace, I cannot see a volume having a size of 100 GB. The volume I suspect to be the user volume (/dev/nvme1n1p1) has a size of 10 GB. When I launched the WorkSpace a few months ago, I set the size for the user volume to 100 GB. I restarted the WorkSpace a few minutes ago, but it's still at 10 GB.

user@U-WORKSPACE-NAME:~$ df -h
Filesystem       Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
tmpfs            1.6G  3.1M  1.6G   1% /run
/dev/nvme0n1p1    78G   55G   24G  70% /
tmpfs            7.8G     0  7.8G   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
tmpfs            7.8G     0  7.8G   0% /run/qemu
/dev/nvme1n1p1   9.8G  9.0G  805M  92% /volumes/user
/dev/nvme0n1p15  105M  6.1M   99M   6% /boot/efi
tmpfs            1.6G   80K  1.6G   1% /run/user/133
tmpfs            1.6G  116K  1.6G   1% /run/user/1614401107
user@U-WORKSPACE-NAME:~$ mount | grep /dev/nvme1n1p1
/dev/nvme1n1p1 on /volumes/user type ext4 (rw,relatime,discard)
/dev/nvme1n1p1 on /home type ext4 (rw,relatime,discard)

The root volume has the correct size (which probably isn't that much of surprise, because it's the default size for a root volume). Did I misunderstand something or is the configuration of the user volume size ignored?

asked 8 months ago317 views
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It seems that it will be reflected automatically just by rebooting.

When you expand a volume for a WorkSpace, WorkSpaces automatically extends the volume's partition within Windows or Linux. When the process is finished, you must reboot the WorkSpace for the changes to take effect.

Also, it may take some time for the changes to be reflected.

In most cases, the disk size increase process might take up to two hours. However, if you're modifying the volume sizes for a large number of WorkSpaces, the process can take significantly longer. If you have a large number of WorkSpaces to modify, we recommend contacting AWS Support for assistance.

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answered 8 months ago
  • Thank you for your answer. I regularly restart the WorkSpace, however, the user volume still stays at its 10 GB size. Additionally, before its creation, I set its size to 100 GB. Anyway, I am just creating another WorkSpace with a user volume of 100 GB, I am curious if this works as expected. I'll let you know.

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