Discourse Instance - No space left on device



We’ve been running our Discourse instance for about two years now, and are running out of storage space.

We were looking into ways we could delete old posts.

We can select these topics via advanced search older than 2017-01-01.

We get options for Archive and Delete, but these appear to be soft-functions that are only virtual deletes.

Do archived topics take up less space on the device?
Is there anyway to physically delete deleted posts on disk?

What are some strategies for freeing up space? We’ve already pruned our backups.

Thank you.

(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #2

Deleting posts won’t give you any reasonable disk space.

Check for old backups, uploads, dangling docker images, the postgres_data_old folder, etc.

(Jay Pfaffman) #3

Have you run

 ./launcher cleanup