"Platform data" and "Other" disk usage

  • With the new disk usage visualization I can see that "Platform data" takes up a whopping 19GB on a Cloudron instance of mine. "Other" is also hogging. Is that reasonable?


  • This does look a bit excessive. Can you dig a bit further there and see which part of platform data consumes much?
    You can see that with du -sh /home/yellowtent/platformdata/* via SSH.

  • I got helped out by gramakri. It was some 19GB log file taking up space. I will know where to look next time.

    Are there other optimizations possible? For instance, outdated docker images?

  • @yusf: Can you post your solution? Where is the log file located and what did you do with it (just delete it)? What about the "Other"?

  • I just noticed mine at 10.24 GB for "Other". What is that and how do we clear it up (if it's even safe to do so)?

    Side note: Would be great if the feature graph would also do the math to show how much remaining space exists so we don't have to do the math ourselves. 😉 I think I'll file that feature request separately later on.

  • @d19dotca Please check the size of /home/yellowtent/platformdata/logs. We have a logrotate issue which is not cleaning up logs properly. You can delete some of the old files there safely.

  • I have the same problem.

    I identified:

    47G /var/lib/docker

    30G /var/backups

    Backups i can understand but Docker folder is kind of big.

    Screenshot from 2019-11-06 21.57.25.png

    Any ideea?

    du -sh /home/yellowtent/platformdata/*

    4.0K /home/yellowtent/platformdata/INFRA_VERSION
    4.0K /home/yellowtent/platformdata/VERSION
    4.0K /home/yellowtent/platformdata/acme
    28K /home/yellowtent/platformdata/addons
    12K /home/yellowtent/platformdata/backup
    24K /home/yellowtent/platformdata/collectd
    67M /home/yellowtent/platformdata/graphite
    12K /home/yellowtent/platformdata/logrotate.d
    344K /home/yellowtent/platformdata/logs
    511M /home/yellowtent/platformdata/mongodb
    132M /home/yellowtent/platformdata/mysql
    60K /home/yellowtent/platformdata/nginx
    77M /home/yellowtent/platformdata/postgresql
    1.9M /home/yellowtent/platformdata/redis
    4.0K /home/yellowtent/platformdata/sessions
    108K /home/yellowtent/platformdata/update

  • @Warez Did you use du -hcs to get docker storage size? Because the du tool does not work correctly with the overlayfs that docker uses. Instead use docker system df output.

    Images 10 9 2.591GB 1.33GB (51%)
    Containers 10 9 0B 0B
    Local Volumes 22 18 21.79MB 31.76kB (0%)
    Build Cache 0 0 0B 0B

  • @Warez The 2.5GB there seems OK. Our docker app images are not disk usage optimized.

  • I understand, but why does cloudron report Other 82.82 GB?

  • "Other" might not be the best term in hindsight. Basically it is just the sum of everything else on the system. For example the Linux system/distro data itself, as well as data which is otherwise placed outside of Cloudron known folders, if any.

    If anyone has a better term for that, to convey this information, I am happy to adjust it, if we find a good one.

  • @nebulon what about just "System" 😉

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