Overlay2 Taking too much space

Not able to identify overlay space

I am not sure what you think you see, but as both overlay mount points mount the underlying /dev/sda filesystem, they will show exactly the same value as the underlying filesystem.

What exactly is the issue here?

The following command can show you how much space containers take if this is what you are looking for.

docker container ls --all --size

You can also run

docker system df --verbose

to see to size of everything, including volumes, images and the cache.

Found the solutions. Actually the issue was the containers logs were taking up the space

Thank you for the commands . Where can i get the docker commands for linux. I like to know more

You can find the documentation here:

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