Running out of space

I had to remove Docker and pmm-server as I was running out of space on my server: 60G in 2 weeks monitoring 4 clients
is this normal?
why is it taking that much space ?

Detailed information with high resolution takes a lot of space.

You have several choices to reduce amount of space consumed

  1. You can reduce the minimum resolution from 1 sec to 5 sec or more
  2. You can reduce data retention period
  3. You can disable some of the statistics which are being captured.

In the new 1.0.5 release we’re planning to add a feature to show which time series take most space to help to change decision. We also enabled advanced compression available in new Prometheus release which decreases space needs about 2x without changing anything.