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How to delete backups from home directory to free us space?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by deependra191, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. deependra191

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    I earlier created a back up and stored it in the home directory
    After the backup was created(back up was of 30 mb) i downloaded it and then deleted it
    So i was expecting this much space to be freed but instead it moved somewhere(i don`t know where)and disk space usage shows it by writing others 30.14MB(LAST LINE OF THE STATS)
    How can i free this space as i m not able to find where dis other thing is,

    Also i`ve created another backup now(28 MB)(see the 1st line of stats)
    and i`m not sure wheather i shud delete it or not(have downloaded it)

    Home (not in a subdirectory) 28.21 MB
    Home/etc 0.03 MB
    Home/mail 0.18 MB
    Home/perl 0.00 MB
    Home/php 0.07 MB
    Home/public_ftp 0.00 MB
    Home/public_html 72.50 MB
    Home/tmp 1.70 MB
    Home/(other subdirectories) 4.77 MB
    MySQL 0.40 MB
    Other 30.14 MB
    Total 138.01 MB
     
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    Hello,

    Can you check the directory cprestore inside the /home/ directory? If there any backup dir's in it you can delete them also.
     
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    i am not able to go any level upper then /home/justknoc
    and inside it there`s no directory named cprestore
    sorry i m little new to this
     
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    Hello,

    It seems you have only jailed shell access.

    If you knows the correct name of the backup directory you can find it using the cmd locate dir name .
     
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    ok i think i`ll have to contact the hosting company
    by the way what should i do of new backup i created inside /home/justknoc
    should i delete it(i need to free up some space)
     
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    Hello,

    Okay ! If you have downloaded the backup you can delete it to free space.
     
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