File Usage in cPanel's Main Control Panel Query

Mrinmoy

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In cPanel Main Control Panel. On the right hand shows the File Usage. Everyday I see one file increase in it. I haven't changed anything in my site. I just make a copy of my database (as the site is a forum) on a daily basis which I download directly to my computer. I keep wondering why it keep showing me one file increase everyday then? I hope that I am explaining it alright.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello @Mrinmoy,

File Usage refers to disk inodes, or the number of files uploaded to your account. If the number increases, it means more files were created. You can use cPanel >> File Manager or a FTP client to look at all of the files under the /home/username/ directory. A new email is one of the more common reasons to see an inode increase if you are not uploading new website files.

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Mrinmoy

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Hello @Mrinmoy,

File Usage refers to disk inodes, or the number of files uploaded to your account. If the number increases, it means more files were created. You can use cPanel >> File Manager or a FTP client to look at all of the files under the /home/username/ directory. A new email is one of the more common reasons to see an inode increase if you are not uploading new website files.

Thank you.
Okay so, as the site is a forum. People do register through emails. That might be the reason, right? Anyway thanks for the info.
 

cPanelMichael

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Okay so, as the site is a forum. People do register through emails. That might be the reason, right? Anyway thanks for the info.
You can open cPanel >> Terminal if it's enabled as a feature for your cPanel account. Once it's opened, run the following command to see the inode count for each subdirectory under /home/username/:

Code:
echo "Inode usage for: $(pwd)" ; for d in `find -maxdepth 1 -type d |cut -d\/ -f2 |grep -xv . |sort`; do c=$(find $d |wc -l) ; printf "$c\t\t- $d\n" ; done ; printf "Total: \t\t$(find $(pwd) | wc -l)\n"
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