Disk Size Mistake

Good afternoon, i have installed a FreePBX Distro on a Dell Machine that has a 250Gb disk.
Cos it was failing to boot i had to manually point to the disk being used and Auto Partitioning during setup.

Everything is Ok however the Dashboard shows 50Gb disk being used. I don’t know what has gone wrong with the setup. Is there a way to increase the size of the partition without having to reinstall from the beginnning?

My Linux is not so good and i don’t know how to do it.

df shows this
[root@freepbx ~]# df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs 3892780 0 3892780 0% /dev
tmpfs 3906748 0 3906748 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs 3906748 9400 3897348 1% /run
tmpfs 3906748 0 3906748 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/mapper/s7_freepbx-root 52403200 7609944 44793256 15% /
/dev/nvme0n1p2 1038336 82900 955436 8% /boot
/dev/nvme0n1p1 204580 11436 193144 6% /boot/efi
/dev/mapper/s7_freepbx-home 188283060 631292 187651768 1% /home
tmpfs 781352 0 781352 0% /run/user/0
tmpfs 781352 0 781352 0% /run/user/995

vgs shows this
VG #PV #LV #SN Attr VSize VFree
s7_freepbx 1 3 0 wz–n- <237.28g 4.00m

Any help would be appreciated

It’s all there. You have 188GB allocated to /home.

But why is the dashboard showing 42gb free out of 50?
Shouldnt i have 180 free?

It’s showing you / which is the part FreePBX can use. You can use /home for other things if you want. Do you need a lot of storage for recordings or anything else? If 50GB is enough then don’t worry about it. It’s possible to fix your partitioning but not trivial.

@billsimon thank you for your time

It is not intended for recordings for the time being. Just worried if it will fill up anyhow in the future with logs, backups and such.

Just for argument sake if i wanted to transfer size from /home to my /root partition what would be the best way to go about it?


I had the same worries when I started using FreePBX for our system. In the three years since I’ve found 50Gb to be more than adequate and we run about 7Gb of recordings per month. I just move the recordings off line every month or so. As backups I have them running every night and follow the same policy of moving them off line for storage.

Thank you Dave, i will make sure to keep an eye on the system then.
When does the system usually start misbehaving? I mean at which threshold will extensions stop working or the system start acting up?

That is really a matter of hardware. We have 21 extensions and 12 outgoing trunks and use a 710 pbx and it rarely hits over 1% usage on the cpu. A lot of the other users on the forum are much more knowledgeable about the system then I am.

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