cPanel shows other usage files

postcd

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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:
Code:
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?
 

cPanelMichael

Administrator
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:

Code:
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:

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