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I have a server running the recent Ubuntu AMIs from Canonical. The size of the EBS boot volume is 8GB. I know that I can resize EBS volumes by taking a snapshot, creating a new volume and expanding the partition on it. How can I increase the size of the volume while the machine is running? 

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Follow the below-mentioned steps:

1. Login to your AWS console

2. Go to EC2 dashboard and click on volumes under Elastic Block Store section in the left menu

3. Select the volume whose size you want to modify

4. Go to Actions and click on Modify Volume

5. Update the new volume in the size field then click on modify

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