Storage (not showing properly?)

When I login to Linode Manager I see the following:
Total: 51200 MB
Used: 51200 MB
Free: 0 MB
You have allocated
towards disk images

When I ssh to my server I see this:

df -h

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/root 49G 4.5G 43G 10% /
devtmpfs 987M 0 987M 0% /dev
tmpfs 990M 0 990M 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs 990M 8.6M 981M 1% /run
tmpfs 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
tmpfs 990M 0 990M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs 198M 0 198M 0% /run/user/0

Is something I don't understand here?
Any help is appreciated.

2 Replies

This is a very common question. The Linode Manager cannot see inside your disk images, and so it only reports the size of the images relative to your storage allocation; it cannot see how much space you're using inside your disk images.

thank you for your answer @dwfreed
therefore I should pay attention only to df!


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