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Large Tar File Size

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by d-woo, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. d-woo

    d-woo Well-Known Member

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    I have an average website...one database, 8 swf (Flash files), 3 email accounts, and I performed a cPanel backup to remote Server via SCP.

    The file was 805MB.

    What could be the reason for this?
     
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    Could be wrong file ownerships (nobody) on certain files. This would cause cpanel (on the front page) to report incorrect disk usage but you would notice the bulk in an archive backup or under the disk usage icon.

    What does the disk usage icon reveal in cpanel?
     
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    If you have Urchin running its known for creating massive log files in the users /tmp directory.
    cd /home/username
    du -hc --max-depth=1

    That will tell you how much space each directory is using for the particular user giving you a better idea.
     
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    d-woo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys!

    cpanel showed: 697MB disk usage

    the du -hc --max-depth=1 showed:

    Code:
    134M    ./mail
    8.0k    ./public_ftp
    708M    ./public_html
    24M     ./tmp
    352k    ./etc
    16k     ./.htpasswds
    72k     ./.neomail-johndoe1
    28k     ./.neomail-johndoe2
    4.9M    ./.spamassassin
    44k     ./.cpanel-datastore
    28k     ./.neomail-info
    890M    .
    890M    total
    
    90MB of the 134MB of the email was in the SpamAssassin SpamBox (before Mail Scanner was added)

    550MB of the 708MB in public_html were Flash video files.
     
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