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Find out what takes all the disk space

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MattDeox, May 18, 2014.

  1. MattDeox

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    Hello,

    I have a vps with a 40GB SSD harddrive.


    cPanel WHM shows 35G used under Disk Usage.

    When I check the accounts the combined disk usage is 3517 MB.

    How can I find out what takes those other 30GB? I think the system itself and cpanel takes some space but not 30GB right?

    Thanks
     
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    look in /backups I had lost most of my space with automatic backups
     
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    I just check the backup configuration and backups are disabled, so it can't be it, right?
     
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    Hello :)

    The following document should help you to determine where your disk space usage is coming from:

    cPanel - Managing HD Space

    Thank you.
     
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    When executing the "du -sh /" command via root I get the following error:

    Any Idea what's wrong there?
     
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    It worked doing "du -sh /*"

    It seems 26G is taken by "/var/lib/mysql/ibdata1" which should be innodb tables.
    Isn't this already counted for mysql in the user accounts?

    There it shows 3G for mysql, so how do the 26G of that file make sense?
     
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    The file you referenced is not associated with disk space usage for your accounts. It contains InnoDB data. There is a thread on this here:

    ibdata1 file too large

    Thank you.
     
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