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Freeing up disk space when disk quota exceeded

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by remilekun, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. remilekun

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    I'm new with c panel, encountered a problem of freeing up disk space in cpanel when disk quota is exceeded. I tried to delete the cur and new folder at the admin of the file manager , folder will delete but won't create again when I try to create the folder again because of the disk quota exceeded. Don't know what is going on right now . I need to free up disk space as soon as possible.I need someone to help me on this please.

    and again can I backup my mails and accounts through the partial backup wizard, if yes , how will I be sure if I have actually backup and can easily retrieve .

    thanks in anticipation
     
  2. cPanelChrisI

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    Hello!

    To find the disk space that is being used up on the server, you will likely want to run a command like this, which will give a breakdown of the usage.

    du -h --max-depth=1

    That will give the sizes of each directory within whichever directory you run it from. / is a good place to start running that to track down the paths that are using up the most disk space.

    Thanks!
     
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