Double Disk Space now Standard on all Packages

August 21, 2003 11:11 pm

[b]Double Disk Space now Standard on all Packages[/b]

Standard plans now include:

Linode 64 w/ 2048 MB (2 GB)
Linode 128w/ 4096 MB (4 GB)
Linode 192 w/ 6144 MB (6 GB)
Linode 256 w/ 8192 MB (8 GB)

Check the [url=http://www.linode.com/products/linodes.cfm]products[/url] page for more information.

[b]Retro-active to all Existing Customers NOW[/b]

Existing customers should notice the disk space already allocated to their account.

Use the following list to determine how much space was added to your account:

Linode 64 – An additional 1024 MB (1 GB)
Linode 128 – An additional 2048 MB (2 GB)
Linode 192 – An additional 3072 MB (3 GB)

To take advantage of the extra space, you have a choice of either:
[list][*] [b]Resizing your existing filesystem to occupy the new space[/b][list][*] Shutdown your Linode
[*] Members -> Disk Images -> Click on your root filesystem -> Enter in new size, and Save Changes
[*] Boot your Linode
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[*] [b]Creating new empty disk images[/b]
[list][*]Members -> Disk Images, scroll down to “Create an Empty Disk Image”
[*] Enter a label (for example: “disk2”)
[*] Enter in the size (use the “Storage Summary” box in the upper-right corner)
[*] Choose “ext3” for filesystem type, and Create Disk
[*] Members -> Configurations -> Click on your config
[*] Add your new “disk2” to an open /dev/ubd? slot. Save
[*] Reboot your Linode
[*] Log into your Linode, and as root: “mount /dev/ubd[insert device letter here] /path/to/mountpoint” where path/to/mountpoint is an existing directory
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[*] [b]Deploying more Linux Installations[/b][list][*]Why, just use the Distro Wizard! Experiment with a new distro or something 🙂 Speaking of which, a Gentoo distro will be available soon.[/list]
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Thank you for your business! Enjoy!

-Chris

8 Responses

  1. That’ll come in very handy! Thanks 🙂

  2. Very nice surprise.

    Thanks,
    –Tony Coffman

  3. 😯 I believe linode is the best ….. cool support .. very understanding

  4. [quote:18823ed1a7=”awanglara”]:shock: I believe linode is the best ….. cool support .. very understanding[/quote]

    I agree. I have been a customer for about a month now and bugged them about many things by now. Always professional, friendly and timely support. And an excellent product, too 🙂

  5. Yes.. Linode > *

  6. Yup :~]

    I run a free shells provider from my linode, and several people
    have asked me how much it’s costing me! They are quite surprised
    when I tell them…. A few of them have told me they’re considering
    getting accounts here too, given linode.com’s prices 🙂
    -Ash

  7. [quote:ffcddf8758=”Ashen”]
    I run a free shells provider from my linode
    [/quote]

    In other words you are begging to be abused, hacked and DoS’ed. I dearly hope this is in some violation of the TOS.

    Sunny Dubey

  8. A long time ago, I ran macos on my home machine.
    I diddn’t have access to any of the wonderful world of *nix by
    virtue of my pretty restricted access to computers in general.

    In those times I was reliant on the goodwill of a few kind people
    who gave me free shell accounts in order to learn how to use linux,
    to learn various programming languages, and most usefully,
    to experiment.

    Now that I’m in a position of having my own server (albeit a virtual
    one) I think it just that I should pay back the net community for
    what it gave me for free, by giving something back.

    This doesn’t mean anyone can get an account on my system.
    I vet accounts, and I’m known to call people, internationally if necessary,
    to verify their identities before granting them accounts.
    (yes I shamelessly ripped that idea from caker’s policy)

    [url]http://www.moonlightglade.net/shells[/url]

    I could explain in a long flood of text why I’m not as vulnurable
    as you think I am, but that’d take ages and I’m busy. 🙂
    Suffice it to say I screen applications carefully, I monitor my users,
    I configure the system pretty tightly, I run quite a bit of security
    software (like portsentryd), I have multiple addresses (4) and can
    change the DNS for any of them to map to localhost in case I get
    DOSed, etc, etc….

    I have a plan to beef up security in future by repartitioning, running
    debian/gentoo, and reconfiguring my system again from scratch,
    and generally building myself a fortress before I let users near it 🙂

    You work on your linode, I’ll work on mine 🙂

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