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Reduce disk space in cPanel

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by raisiness, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. raisiness

    raisiness Member

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    is it safe to delete backup in

    home/sfidevel/backup-2.27.2013_03-11-33_sfidevel

    i am 90% of my disk space., i need to reduce some files.
    is it safe to directly delete the backup folder?
     
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    LostNerd Well-Known Member

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    Hi raisiness!

    It's perfectly safe for you to delete your backup file. I do recommend downloading a copy first, just in case. :)
     
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    thank you :)

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    i already deleted backup folder but my disk space doesn't reduce. :(
    do have an idea what to do?
     
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    Your disk space can take up to 4 hours to update. It's not an instant process. Don't worry!
     
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    ahh,. ok. now i know. thank you! :)
     
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    :( sadly., after couple of hours, it doesn't change the disk space. but i am certain that it covers a large amount of space,.
    do you have any suggestion to reduce my disk space.,?
    please help.
     
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    N1ghteyes Active Member

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    if you have shell access, navigate to your account root and type:

    du -sh *

    that should list out all the directories and how much disk space thier trees are using. will give you a better idea of which areas are eating your disk space :)

    if you dont have shell acces, your host should be able to help with that. Sadly cPanels file manager is pretty rubbish for working out whats using all your space.
     
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