Depending on your environment, you may need to enlarge the virtual disk on which OfficeExpert stores its data on.

Please note that all virtual disks have to be located on the same physical storage. Please also note that extending disk space ALWAYS means that you have to add a new disk on virtual hardware level,  i .e. extending disk space never means enlarging existing disks.

Extending the Azure Data Disk

You have to add an additional disk:

  • Open Azure Resource Group and click on Add
  • Create a managed disk
  • Populate all relevant fields based on your setup:

Then open the VM and click on Disks >  Add data disk:

Proceed with: 

Extending the VMWare Data Disk

You can extend the virtual disk using the VMWare host application. Below are examples for VMWare Workstation and vSphere:

After adding the new disk, please restart the virtual appliance.

Proceed with: 

Extending the Hyper-V Data Disk

To extend the virtual disk, open the virtual machine properties and follow the steps below:

  1. Navigate to IDE Controller 0, select Hard drive and click Add

  2. Select New and click on finish to close the wizard:

  3. After closing the wizard, click Ok to exit the Settings:

 After adding the new disk, restart the virtual appliance. 

Proceed with: 

Enlarging the Partition in the OfficeExpert Appliance

  1. The easiest way to enlarge a partition in OfficeExpert is to use the installed partition manager GParted. Please launch it using the Applications menu (you can also start GParted from the Terminal with "sudo gparted"):

  2. Select the new physical disk:

  3. Select the unallocated space, open the Device menu and on click on Create Partition Table:

  4.  In the warning, click on Apply:

  5. Select the new unallocated space, right-click on it, and select New:

  6.  From the Create as drop-down menu, select Primary Partition and chose lvm2pv as file system (if needed, you can define a Label):

  7. To save your changes, click on the green check icon — also on the popup message.

  8.  From the Applications menu, start the Logical Volumes Manager.

  9. On the left-hand side, open the Logical View, select Physical View, and click Extend Volume Group:

  10. Select your new volume and click OK:

  11. Then select the logical volume opt_panagenda_data. For more details on initial dimensioning, please refer to the Setup Guide):

  12. Resize the logical volume as needed for data.

    The screenshot refers to appdata, which is wrong.

  13. Resize the logical volume as needed (see step 12).


You can repeat this enlargement whenever you need more space.