How to check the used disk space of Google Persistent Disk without looking into each of them?

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  • This feature currently is not available. As such, you can file a feature request through this link. – Faizan Apr 12 '16 at 16:33

You can't see it in the disk preview as Faizan said, But you could Use Google StackDriver Monitoring tool to get a nice preview of your instances status.


The workaround above with snapshot size will work in the console.

For more precise (and quicker) detailed overview you can SSH into your instance and do:

sudo df -h 

The response you get will look similar to this:

Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1       9.8G  9.3G     0 100% /
udev             10M     0   10M   0% /dev
tmpfs           743M   81M  663M  11% /run
tmpfs           1.9G     0  1.9G   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs           5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
tmpfs           1.9G     0  1.9G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/sdb        197G   60M  197G   1% /mnt/new_disk

Entries starting with /dev/ under 'Filesystem' are your disks.


I use a simple workaround for this.

Create a snapshot of your persistent disk, and look at the snapshot size:

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  • Good workaround, too bad it takes so long though – NaturalBornCamper Oct 1 '18 at 14:32
  • snapshot size is 'compressed' disk size, not real disk usage size – Palani May 24 at 3:38

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