Other Usage‡ taking up 99% of space after deleting giant log file

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86.0.8

mpr675

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Apologies in advance if this is obvious, but we just migrated our site, and noticed after some digging that our server space was filled up, with a 10 gb error log file. Rather than try to download and open it I deleted it, thinking the errors would just continue to occur and I could take a look then. But after deleting the error log file in cpanel, that 10 gb is now in Other Usage‡ and I the server is still full. Any thoughts?
 

cPRex

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Hey there! If that was a log file you may need to restart the process that was writing to it before that space will be properly freed up. The log file is likely still open in memory under a process ID, keeping that disk space from being reclaimed by the system. If you aren't sure which process a full server reboot would also likely resolve this.