How can I find out how big a specific Droplet is?

Posted December 19, 2016 1.2k views

Hi all,

I’m very new to DigitalOcean droplets, having moved here from AWS. I hosted there for years but it just got too expensive. Loving DigitalOcean, so far.

Beyond running basic commands like “du -k” etc, is there a location in the DigitalOcean control panel where I can see how much space a Droplet is using? The graphs are useful but don’t show how much of the my 40GB space has actually been used.

If the answer is simply that 40GB minus the output of “du -k” is sufficient, I’m happy with that. :)


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  • Thanks.

    If that says /dev/vda1 is 20% utilised, does that accurately tell me that I have 32GB of usable space free on this 40GB Droplet? What I’m actually asking is whether or not there are other figures I need to take into account, other than just what CentOS tells me is available/used. I have no snapshots enabled and don’t plan to take any, either (I backup using other methods).

    I’m assuming so, since /dev/vda1 shows at 40GB total size … just want to make sure.