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How can I tell how much disk space is available on my Droplet?

I’ve logged into the server (“droplet”) using Putty and the root username and password. Now I would like to know how much disk space is remaining that is available to me. How can I find this out?

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df -h will report disk space, it doesn’t show RAM usage. The line you want for how much disk space you’re using is likely /dev/vda. For instant on mine I see: <br> <br>/dev/vda 20G 2.0G 17G 11% / <br> <br>The second column shows total space, third column how much you’re using, fourth amount free and fifth percent used. <br> <br>To see how much RAM you’re using run: <br> <br>free -m <br>

Since the df -h was not detailed enough, and I needed each folder’s size and find out where the biggest folder is, I used the tutorial of https://serverpilot.io/community/articles/how-to-determine-what-is-using-disk-space.html

  1. SSH into your server
  2. Run the installer sudo apt-get install ncdu
  3. Run the tool sudo ncdu /

Done.

You can even navigate into the folders to get more details!

You can use the Linux command df to display your disk space.

df -h