I use Ubuntu Linux to develop applications, but usually have a Linux admin setup the final environment. I have a Linux box (via VMWare) that houses our application and Docker containers. That works and is great.
We need to now expand the main drive / volume to be over 10 TB. Originally, for some reason they made the original drive only 1 TB. Now we have to make it larger.
The server team (via VMware) added for disk space to the VM (500gb) and I was able via some tutorials able to get that 500gb added to the drive via fdisk.
Great!, now they added 10 TB of space to the server. I can see the space but when I use fdisk i get that it can't partition space larger than 2 TB.
I read online that I can use gdisk or something like that. My questions are:
1) How can I get this 10 TB of space added to the server? and
2) If I set up this partition using something other than fdisk, can i later expand my main drive with this space since it wasn't setup in fdisk?