Check Disk Space Using Putty

This guide is made on how to check server disk space using a tool called Putty. In the previous article, we have written about how to remote VPS via SSH using Putty. In this guide we will show how to check a server's disk space using Putty.

The command used when you have entered SSH via putty is :

df -h

The output example is like this:

# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/vda1 57G 19G 36G 35% /
devtmpfs 3.8G 0 3.8G 0% /dev
tmpfs 3.8G 0 3.8G 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs 3.8G 385M 3.4G 10% /run
tmpfs 3.8G 0 3.8G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
overlay 57G 19G 36G 35% /var/lib/docker/overlay2/74b4be5e3b53b61a704ab5529763423aef909443d60edf05ad407c0a1db51e43/merged
tmpfs 773M 0 773M 0% /run/user/0

Thus, from the sample output above we can infer some :

  • 57 GB of disk space
  • Used 19 GB or as much as 35%
  • 36GB or 65% remaining

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