Managing files on your VPS – clearing up disk space

An Asterisk PBX usually requires very little disk space. One of the few exceptions is for voicemail and recordings storage. If a customers VPS runs out of disk space you can pretty much guarantee that the space is being used by recordings.

The easiest way to either delete or mass archive the recordings is via SCP. This works over the SSH port (22) and you use the root/ssh login details that were provided in the welcome e-mail.

If you’re a Windows user then there a nice, simple, free application called WinSCP –

Just enter your VPS IP address and the root username and password –

winscp login

and then browse to /var/spool/asterisk/monitor where the recordings are stored –

winscp browse

from there you can either delete the “.wav” files directly or move them off your VPS and on to your PC

1 thought on “Managing files on your VPS – clearing up disk space

  1. Sarin

    FTP Manager Lite is one of the best freeware FTP and SFTP client software. The clean interface is super easy to use. It will perform your files transfers quickly and efficiently. It is one of the best freeware FTP clients that also supports FXP.

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