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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Zion Ahead, May 6, 2010.

  1. Zion Ahead

    Zion Ahead Well-Known Member

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    Code:
      /dev/sdb1             147G  147G     0 100% /backup
    Code:
    root@server [/backup]# du -h --max-depth=1
    177M    ./cpbackup
    16K     ./lost+found
    179M    .
    Why is it full?

    oot@server [/backup/cpbackup]# cd daily
    root@server [/backup/cpbackup/daily]# du -h --max-depth=1
    177M .
     
  2. LiquidWebBenny

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    Try

    Code:
    root@server [/backup]# lsof | grep deleted
    and see if that returns anything. What you will see there are files that are still held open by a program, but have been rm'ed.
     
  3. shaun

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    You may need to umount/mount the backup drive as well. It's rare but i've seen servers where a partition gets full, the files removed, and for some reason mount still shows it as being full. Usually unmounting and remounting the filesystem corrects the problem.
     
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    Your /backup partition is really actually full based on what you posted.

    Remember that backup by default normally keeps daily, hourly, and weekly so your backups will often use more space than the actual accounts.

    Might want to do a little clean up on the backups. Often is very helpful to clean the slate every once in while to clear out stuck failed backups and extra junk from building up.
     
  5. Hines

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    I'm a complete newb....and just had the same issue.

    I went into my weekly and monthly folders and freed up 5-gig of space! I'm finding it easier to do individual backups of accounts then removing them from the server to preserve space. (My next step is to learn proper ftp backups.)

    in case you didn't know (u probably do)--WHM (under "backups") will tell you the file directory for the location of your backups. Mine was /backups. Once going there I found /cpanelbackups and the tar.gz files i needed to delete.

    If I said anything too simple, newb-ish, or obvious to you, my apologies.

    P.S. Spiral rocks.
     
    #5 Hines, May 7, 2010
    Last edited: May 7, 2010
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