Hello, I’m brand new to Render. My company moved a server over from Digital Ocean to Render a few days ago and disk space usage is increasing at an alarming rate ever since the move. How can I check to see specifically what’s eating up the disk space? I found the shell prompt but without root access it doesn’t seem that I can do much.
Thanks for reaching out.
You shouldn’t need root access to query disk usage,
ls commands work as expected on our Native Environments. Things may differ if you’re referring to a Docker environment, as you’re in control of the OS.
If you’re referring to a Render Disk you would have set a mount path, e.g.
/data, and to query that directory for its usage could be something like:
$ df -h /data
On a 1GB disk, with ~150MB use, that would give output like:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on/dev/sdbv 976M 152M 809M 16% /data
du -ah /data would break down the file/directory sizes on the mounted disk.
Hope that helps