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Cpanel shows disk space used as 900 megs but the account only has 290 used

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DWHS.net, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. DWHS.net

    DWHS.net Well-Known Member
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    What else could cpanel be pulling the extra space usage from?

    I went to the users folder in the home directory and did du -sh to check the size.

    Also when I click the Disk Space Usage it only shows 290 used.
     
  2. Secmas

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    Are you using Fantastico? If so, check your .fantastico folder if there are backup files.
     
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    Check for hidden files and folders ( the ones starting with a dot [ . ] )
     
  4. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    cPanel pulls the disk usage from the quota system - which counts all files owned by that user.

    I recommend double-checking to see that backups are being made to a partition that doesn't have quotas enabled. Otherwise those backups may be counted towards that user's disk quota.
     
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