disk usage different by reporting email

Operating System & Version
CentOS v7.9.2009
cPanel & WHM Version
104.0.4

Heyckel

Active Member
Nov 23, 2017
27
3
3
belgium
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
On WHM interface - DIsk usage
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Hello i receive by mail this report of disk usage :

Disk usage warning
The filesystem “/” mounted at “/” reached “warn” status because you currently use 82.68% of its available blocks.
Notification Type:warn ⚠
Server:mail2.haki-hosting.be
Primary IP Address:185.182.8.65
Filesystem:/
Mount Point:/
Percent Used:
82.68%​
Disk Block Usage:
Used:304.66 GB
Available:68 GB
Total:392.63 GB
ChkServd Version:17.0
Configure system disk usage notifications:
https://mail2.haki-hosting.be:2087/scripts2/tweaksettings?find=system_diskusage
Disable HTML notifications:
https://mail2.haki-hosting.be:2087/scripts2/tweaksettings?find=chkservd_plaintext_notify
The system generated this notice on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 4:11:51 AM UTC.
“Disk Usage Warnings” notifications are currently configured to have an importance of “High”. You can change the importance or disable this type of notification in WHM’s Contact Manager at: https://mail2.haki-hosting.be:2087/scripts2/editcontact?event=chkservd::DiskUsage
Do not reply to this automated message.
 
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Rachel S

Member
Apr 28, 2022
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3
United States
cPanel Access Level
Website Owner
When more websites are hosted on a shared server, the amount of free space on the server gradually decreases, and warning emails like this one appear.

Step 1: Validate the warning

Check the disk usage status in the server using the command 'df -h.'

[email protected] ~ $ df -h

If the result shows use% 82.68%, it clears that the warning email is valid.

Step 2: Examine the disk usage

Use the following command to determine which folders in a disk use the most space.

[ [email protected] /] # du -h - -max-depth=1

Step 3: Free up some disk space

You must delete files that are consuming space and delete the files and folders that are not important and relevant enough.

The server's disc space would improve, and the warning emails would stop after removing all the unnecessary files and folders.

Note: When deleting files, extreme caution must be taken into consideration. Even the loss of customers or the crash of the entire server can result from accidentally deleting a crucial file.
 

cPRex

Jurassic Moderator
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Oct 19, 2014
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Hey there! The most likely explanation is that the email notification was sent during the time backups were running on the machine, which temporarily increases the disk usage on the machine as data is being copied. Does that seem like a likely scenario for your server?