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40 GB hard drive full, only one site

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tank, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. tank

    tank Well-Known Member

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    I have a 40 BG hard drive for my VPS, why on earth would this be full. I have rotated logs but that has not helped much. The only account is 2.5 BG big.

    Any thoughts? Is my VPS just too small.
     
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    mageshm Well-Known Member

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    @ tank,

    Try below command to summarize the size of each directory. So that you can identify which directory took too much of space based on that you can move forward.

    root@testserver [/home/username]# du -h --max-depth=1
     
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    Hello,

    40GB is reasonably okay for a VPS with one website. You might check where the disk space is actually consumed.
    Use this command to find the complete disk consumption :

    # du -sch /*

    If you find, for eg, /var reports higher disk usage give the following command

    # du -sch /var/*

    ^ which would break-down and show the disk consumed in /var/ folder alone.

    Likewise check which folder is consuming more disk space.
     
  4. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Hello :)

    Yes, as mentioned in the previous posts, you will need to check to see what's taking up your disk space. The following document might also help:

    How to Manage your Hard Drive Space

    Thank you.
     
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