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Can't find disk space in /home directory

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by Garrettj94, May 9, 2016.

  1. Garrettj94

    Garrettj94 Active Member

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    I am getting ready to move my cPanel website to a new server, using WHM's transfer feature. Before I start, I checked how large my site is, because my new server is only 40GB. When I type "df -h", it says my website is 64GB. Furthermore, "du -sh /home/USER/" is 56GB, then when I add a wildcard *, it lists this:
    • 0 /home/USER/access-logs
    • 4.0K /home/USER/bin
    • 80K /home/USER/cache
    • 4.0K /home/USER/cpbackup-exclude.conf
    • 8.0K /home/USER/etc
    • 1.3M /home/USER/logs
    • 2.5M /home/USER/mail
    • 80K /home/USER/php
    • 12K /home/USER/public_ftp
    • 2.0G /home/USER/public_html
    • 32K /home/USER/ssl
    • 1.6G /home/USER/tmp
    • 0 /home/USER/www
    Public_html is only 2GB, where is the remaining 54GB???
     
  2. Garrettj94

    Garrettj94 Active Member

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    I still can't find where these files are, anyone have a suggestion?
     
  3. dalem

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    you must have a hidden folder with stuff in it

    cd /home/USER
    du -sch .[!.]* * |sort -h/
     
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    Also check the whole server might be there is some folder with user ownership , it can be under backup folder if you have it.
     
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    Perhaps there can be some backup files with the ownership of your account resides in server.
    Try with linux command "find -name username" under /home
     
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  6. dalem

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    that would be good advice if the user account quota was off

    but the op is doing a du -sh /home/USER/ on the actual directory so owned files in other directories will have no effect
     
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    Hello,

    As mentioned, you could have a folder that starts with a period because it's not part of the wildcard command you used.

    Thank you.
     
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