Resize drive and partition on FreeBSD 12 (pfSense)
Recently I described how to increase drive, partition and filesystem on FreeBSD in Azure virtual machine. It turned out that this scenario was little bit different from a virtual machine running on top of VMware. First of all, with or without vm-tools I was not able to get updated drive size:
camcontrol rescan all
It gives messages that rescanning was successful, but actually it did not apply new values. However we can check new drive size with the following command:
camcontrol readcap da0 -h # daX
If on your system you get same results, then you need to reboot.
There is also a difference of having swap space. First disable it:
cat /etc/fstab # pick swap device to use swapoff /dev/label/swap0 # as an example
Then remove swap partition as freebsd-ufs partition need to be a continuous space:
gpart delete -i 2 da0s1 # refer to gpart show
Then as previously run resizing commands:
gpart resize -i X da0 # X would be probably 1 service growfs onestart
Now you are done.