Learn to increase the encrypted Windows boot volume in AWS environment.
To expand an encrypted Windows boot volume:
- Identify your Windows instance in SecureCloud and AWS web console and note the instance ID. In the sample below, the instance ID is i-338e3fc4.
- On the AWS Console, click the Description tab.
- Look for Block Devices and note down the volume ID or EBS ID of the /dev/sda1 device. Also take note of the zone details where your instance runs:
- Root device (e.g. /dev/sda1)
- Block device (e.g. /dev/sda1)
- Zone (e.g. eu-west-1b)
- On the Amazon Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2) console go to ELASTIC BLOCK STORE > Volumes.
- Create a snapshot of the volume:
Note: Creating a snapshot may take some time depending on the volume size.
- Find the volume ID noted in Step 3.
- Right-click this volume ID and select Create Snapshot.
- Name the snapshot and take note of its name.
- Create a volume:
Note: The availability zone must be the same as the instance you noted in Step 3.
- Go to ELASTIC BLOCK STORE and select Snapshots.
- Right-click the newly created snapshot and select Create Volume from Snapshot.
- Enter the new size.
- On the Volumes page, right-click the newly created volume from the snapshot and select Attach Volume. Attach the volume to the instance using /dev/sda1 as a mount point.
- Power on the instance. The SecureCloud management console will update the disk size and will show “Encrypting” status.
- Connect to the instance using Remote Desktop. Open the Run window and enter “diskmgmt.msc”.
- Right-click the unallocated space and select Extend Volume. This will expand the disk size.