Home directory file size increased after a restore

laman

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Jan 30, 2014
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Hi i am having problems with file size increasing after doing a restore of home directory in cpanel using backup wizard.

i have moved hosting several times now.
i do a restore on my new server with my backup file on cpanel with backup wizard .
once i have done that and checked out the site i do a fresh backup of the site on the new server (new hosting company)

problem is when i do a new restore the file size increases so much.

originally my file size was 150 mg
i changed server
then it went to 300 meg
now on this new server the size is 600 meg and i haven't added anything

i looked in the files and i dont see anything.
all the folders just say mostly 4k so you have to digin to see whats in the folder but i have never seen any large looking files ,no zip files taking up space
or is there a special location that i am missing
if anyone has any ideas why this is happening it would be great to hear about it.

Thanks
 

24x7server

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Hello,

I will suggest you please check your Account disk usages status through your cPanel >> Files >> Disk Space Usage, so that you can find out which directory is using high disk space in your account

Thank you..!
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

I suggest using the "du" command to compare the disk space usage between the accounts. Look to see where the major difference in space used is. The following document is helpful for knowing which commands to use:

How to: Manage your hard drive space

Thank you.
 

laman

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Thankyou ,I checked the disk space usage to see .there were 2 files adding up to 300 mg in the tmp/ Form_file.upload files ,i deleted them .