adding diskspace to a bhyve instance

Pete Wright pete at
Thu Nov 19 19:01:33 UTC 2015

On 11/19/15 09:20, John wrote:
> Hello list,
> What's the best way of increasing the space of a bhyve guest instance?
> Would it be via growfs? Inside or outside of the vm? Or would it be
> better to truncate another chunk of space and refer to it in /etc/fstab?

for virtualized instances that use UFS i have used growfs with success.
 what is backing your vm image?  if it is zfs you can most likely grow
the filesystem where your vm image lives then use growfs (if ufs) in the VM.

hope this helps,

Pete Wright
pete at
twitter => @nomadlogicLA

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