External USB Storage

Keith Miller

Well-Known Member
Aug 12, 2018
Phoenix, AZ
I added an external 300Gig HD for backup
however I have since replaced it with a 1TB external HD, BUT as you can see it is still showing the size as 298.08Gib whats the deal
do I need to delete sdb and readd it using the 1Tb drive

If the old disk was initialized by PVE, it could still be registered in there. Could you please post the result of the CLI command lsblk.


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