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cPanel shows other usage files

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by postcd, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. postcd

    postcd Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2010
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    Hello, in cpanel "Disk Space Usage" section it tells me "Other Usage†" is like 4GB.

    so i went to command line.

    cd /home/myusername;du -h . --max-depth=1

    and result was:
    4.0K    ./.ssh
    248K    ./.fantasticodata
    79M     ./logs
    36K     ./.softaculous
    4.0K    ./cpmove.psql
    516K    ./etc
    11M     ./mail
    99M     ./tmp
    188K    ./.razor
    20K     ./.zamfoo
    8.0K    ./.pki
    6.3M    ./.spamassassin
    47M     ./.trash
    8.0K    ./.cl.selector
    3.3M    ./.cpanel
    8.0K    ./public_ftp
    4.0K    ./migration
    136K    ./.security
    8.0K    ./.cpaddons
    3.1G    ./public_html
    12K     ./cpanel3-skel
    4.0K    ./.htpasswds
    4.0K    ./homedir
    52K     ./.fontconfig
    4.0K    ./perl5
    24K     ./ssl
    3.3G    .
    so im curious where are these other files while 3.1G ./public_html?
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  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    Typically, usage displayed under the "Other" category is for files not contained within your home directory. You can confirm this by checking the disk space usage in an account's home directory. EX:

    du -sh /home/username
    If it's less usage than reported for the account disk space usage in cPanel or WHM, then it indicates there are files owned by this user elsewhere on the system. This could include mailing lists, or simply files owned by the account elsewhere on the system. EX:

    id username
    find / -uid UIDNUMBER > /root/username.output
    Thank you.
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