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How can I get how much disk space is available on my Droplet using API

is there any method that i can get the size left on my Droplet using API


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Hello,

I don’t think that this is yet possible via the API directly. There is already a similar idea shared here that you could vote for:

In the meantime, I could suggest a couple of alternatives:

  • You could set up Monitoring Alerts so that you get a notification in case that your Disk usage is higher than let’s say 70%, for more information on how to do that you could have a look at the official documentation here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/monitoring/quickstart/#create-alert-policies

  • You could use an SSH command and run a check remotely, it would look something like this:
ssh your_user@your_droplet_ip df -h

The output that you would get would look something like this:

Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev            478M     0  478M   0% /dev
tmpfs            99M  920K   98M   1% /run
/dev/vda1        25G   16G  9.0G  63% /
...

If you have multiple droplets you could use a loop to go through all droplets and run the command on each, here’s an example script:

#!/bin/bash

# List of your Droplet IPs separated by space
list_of_droplets="droplet_ip_1 droplet_ip_2 droplet_ip_3"

for droplet in $list_of_droplets ; do
    echo "Disk Usage for ${droplet}"
    ssh your_user@${droplet} df -h
done

You could add your SSH key to each Droplet and that way you would not have to type your password each time.

  • Another solution would be to use a monitoring tool like Nginx or NewRelic but this requires more upfront configuration

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby