Resizing an Instance

You can reconfigure an existing instance in the following ways:

  • Change to a different instance type that is larger or smaller than what you currently require.
  • Increase the amount of data storage you require. This is the size of the disk that hosts the database and FME Server.

For instance type and data storage pricing, see FME Cloud Instance Costs.

Changing the Instance Type

When changing the instance type, keep in mind the following:

  • The instance is shut down and a new backup is created. Depending on the size of your instance, the backup may take more than an hour to complete.
  • The FME Server services do not run until the server restarts.
  • Your instance URL may not resolve until the DNS re-propagates.

To change the instance type

  1. Go to the FME Cloud dashboard (https://console.fmecloud.safe.com/instances).
  2. Select the instance you want to change.
  3. Click the Action button, and select Resize Instance.
  4. In the Resize Instance dialog, select a new instance type, and click Resize Instance.

Increasing the Data Storage

When changing the data storage, keep in mind the following:

  • Data storage can only be increased, not decreased.
  • The instance is shut down and a new backup is created. Depending on the size of your instance, the backup may take more than an hour to complete.
  • The FME Server services do not run until the server restarts.

To increase the data storage

  1. Go to the FME Cloud dashboard (https://console.fmecloud.safe.com/instances).
  2. Select the instance you want to change.
  3. Click the Action button, and select Expand Data Storage.
  4. In the Expand Data Volume dialog, use the slider to specify a new storage size, and click Expand Storage.