Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

Resizing a Volume


The volume resize capability is temporarily limited, see Volume resizing is limited for more information.

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Block Volume service lets you expand the size of block volumes and boot volumes. You have three options to increase the size of your volumes:

For more information about the Block Volume service, see the Block Volume FAQ.

You can only increase the size of the volume, you cannot decrease the size. You can attach a volume and start using it as soon as it's resized and becomes available.

This topic describes how to expand your volume in place with offline resizing.


Before you resize a boot or block volume, you should create a backup of the volume.

Required IAM Policy

To use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, you must be given the required type of access in a An IAM document that specifies who has what type of access to your resources. It is used in different ways: to mean an individual statement written in the policy language; to mean a collection of statements in a single, named "policy" document (which has an Oracle Cloud ID (OCID) assigned to it); and to mean the overall body of policies your organization uses to control access to resources. written by an administrator, whether you're using the Console or the REST API with an SDK, CLI, or other tool. If you try to perform an action and get a message that you don’t have permission or are unauthorized, confirm with your administrator the type of access you've been granted and which A collection of related resources that can be accessed only by certain groups that have been given permission by an administrator in your organization. you should work in.

For administrators: The policy in Let users launch instances includes the ability to attach/detach existing block volumes. The policy in Let volume admins manage block volumes and backups lets the specified group do everything with block volumes and backups, but not launch instances.

If you're new to policies, see Getting Started with Policies and Common Policies. If you want to dig deeper into writing policies for instances, cloud networks, or other Core Services API resources, see Details for the Core Services.

Resizing a Volume Using the Console

Resizing a Block Volume
Resizing a Boot Volume for a Windows Instance
Resizing a Boot Volume for a Linux Instance