How to increase disk space

I have installed discourse & when I log into admin panel I can see free space is 4.7 GB which seems quite small to me. Server is host in my local machine & I have 50 GB total my current disk drive.
I have another disk which is 50GB which can be mounted to any folder.

How can I increase it?

[ Backups]

257.1 MB (4.7 GB free)
3 backups on Local Storage
Latest: 13 hours ago


9.4 MB (4.7 GB free)

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Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev            3.9G     0  3.9G   0% /dev
tmpfs           798M   18M  781M   3% /run
/dev/sda1        52G   44G  4.7G  91% /
tmpfs           3.9G  1.2M  3.9G   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs           5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
tmpfs           3.9G     0  3.9G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/sdb1        20G  8.5G   11G  46% /var/lib/docker
/dev/sda3        50G  138M   47G   1% /var/discourse/shared/standalone2
tmpfs           798M   32K  798M   1% /run/user/108
tmpfs           798M     0  798M   0% /run/user/1000
none             20G  8.5G   11G  46% /var/lib/docker/aufs/mnt/a7bca0843583fb5792ba29b4eab614e6b5cfab58b3b1f0ce69d2da7dde8f8f53
shm             512M  8.0K  512M   1% /var/lib/docker/containers/1e96d5d7adc41e50848903da415b8e664538cfb6cf7ff84e0f933d0944921578/shm
cd /var/discourse
./launcher cleanup

Can’t I add more disk space?

Probably, but Discourse can’t do that.

Is there a reason not to delete unused docker images and containers?

Oh, sorry. You could edit app.yml

  - volume:
      host: /some/other/path/standalone
      guest: /shared
  - volume:
      host: /var/discourse/shared/standalone/log/var-log
      guest: /var/log

what will do ./launcher cleanup action. from where it delete files?

can I use /var/discourse/shared/standalone2 since I have newly mapped drive?

what actions should I take after this change in app.yml

This worked.
But it is a new site. I had to restore from old.

Thanks @pfaffman


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