delete unnecessary backup files via SSH

jamesblack

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Hello All,

I will appreciate if someone can help with regards to SSH/cPanel - My HDD is full and my VPS service provider has asked me to delete tmp/unnecessary files via SSH.
sorry I have no clue how to do this, I am new to all this.

1. How to access SSH? Can I access files via WHM Panel?
2. Can I delete files using WHM panel
3. Can I use putty to do this? what commands?

Many Thanks
 

Infopro

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You might check your cPanel account first, that's the easiest place to start:
cPanel > File section, Disk Space Usage

If you see directories that are larger than normal, click the name of the directory listed there to open the cPanel File Manager.

Account backups that you generated via the cPanel Backup tools will be found in the home directory. You can delete them via the cPanel File Manager.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

You mentioned a VPS provider, so this indicates root access to your system. The following document provides some commands on how to manage your hard drive space:

cPanel - Manage HD Space

Thank you.