loicb

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Hello there, I know this question has been asked a lot of time, but my free diskspace has fallen to 2.1G out of 20G, and I really don't know where this space is lost.

I ran both du and df commands :

Code:
[email protected] [~]# df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs           20G   17G  2.1G  90% /
/dev/root        20G   17G  2.1G  90% /
devtmpfs         16G  460K   16G   1% /dev
/dev/md3        1.8T  165G  1.6T  10% /home
tmpfs            16G     0   16G   0% /dev/shm
/dev/loop0      485M   51M  409M  12% /tmp
/dev/loop0      485M   51M  409M  12% /var/tmp
Code:
[email protected] [~]# du -sh /* | sort -h
du: cannot access `/proc/29395/task/29395/fd/4': No such file or directory
du: cannot access `/proc/29395/task/29395/fdinfo/4': No such file or directory
du: cannot access `/proc/29395/fd/4': No such file or directory
du: cannot access `/proc/29395/fdinfo/4': No such file or directory
0	/proc
0	/scripts
0	/sys
4.0K	/backup_storage
4.0K	/cgroup
4.0K	/media
4.0K	/mnt
4.0K	/razor-agent.log
4.0K	/selinux
4.0K	/srv
16K	/lost+found
16K	/quota.user
268K	/error_log
460K	/dev
7.5M	/bin
20M	/sbin
27M	/lib64
33M	/etc
39M	/boot
41M	/tmp
140M	/lib
622M	/opt
953M	/root
2.0G	/var
6.2G	/usr
164G	/home
As you can see, 17G are used on /, but it seems less space is used according to du command.
Do you know how I can effectively find out where my free space is gone?

Thank you.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

It's possible some processes that were using files have not yet closed. A reboot is quick way to ensure those files are closed and to determine if the disk space usage is accurate.

Thank you.
 

KmanProdz

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Hello :)

It's possible some processes that were using files have not yet closed. A reboot is quick way to ensure those files are closed and to determine if the disk space usage is accurate.

Thank you.
Hey, I use cPanel I have access up to the root of the server, my server space is 1.5GB left which is strange since the fact each site on the cpanel uses about 300 - 400MB out of a 20GB space. Once one of my domains thefutbucks.com showed a usage of 9GB for about 4 months with it says 8.7GB of it was other usage, it's been a week now that it disappeared and now says 300MB where can that 8GB odd usage be I've used commands and it doesn't show any of that.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hey, I use cPanel I have access up to the root of the server, my server space is 1.5GB left which is strange since the fact each site on the cpanel uses about 300 - 400MB out of a 20GB space. Once one of my domains thefutbucks.com showed a usage of 9GB for about 4 months with it says 8.7GB of it was other usage, it's been a week now that it disappeared and now says 300MB where can that 8GB odd usage be I've used commands and it doesn't show any of that.
The following document should help you examine your server to determine where the disk space usage originates from:

cPanel - Manage HD Space

Thank you.