Storage Usage Question

My linode management console suggests I've used 80% of my available 30GB storage. When I check this on my linode via SSH it says I'm only using 13% of 24GB when I run df -h

Please help me understand this.

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When you look at your Linode's dashboard, you are seeing the total amount of storage that is available for you to allocate to your disks based on the current plan you Linode is on. The percentage used is how much of your available storage you have allocated.

In this case, you have allocated 80% of your total storage to your Ubuntu Disk and your Swap Image.

When you run the following command while logged into your Linode via SSH, you are seeing how much you actually have stored on the Ubuntu disk.

df -h

The resulting 13% is how much of your disk's space you are currently using.

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