Resizing an Oracle VM VDI File

Every time I used my Oracle VM, despite having heaps of (physical) memory and storage, the Ubuntu VM seemed to struggle. Of course, it was because I had been mean with my allocations so after a quick GUI squiz I bumped the memory and processors up, but drew a blank on the VDI file. 10GB wasn’t nearly enough!

I struggled a bit to work out how to do this, so hopefully this post will pop up in your Google searches a lot quicker!

Let’s begin with the File menu.

  1. File > Virtual Media Manager…
  2. Ensure you are on the Hard disks tab
  3. Select your hard disk
  1. Move the size slider at the bottom or type in the desired disk size
  1. Hit that Apply button!

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