SOLVED SSH Permission Denied For Root Access via GUI

tmlcreative

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I maxed out my disk space and need to delete my backups. When I attempt to access the backup directory it returns: "permission denied."

My backup directory is right off the root: it's " /backup ."

I've been trying for HOURS to fix this problem. Can someone proficient please tell me what syntax or simple command i need to see my backups so i can delete them? And whether I can/can't use a GUI on Mac to do this?

I've been using CyberDuck and FileZilla on Mac. This is to access a GoDaddy VPS and I have root admin access, and can access tons of folders in the server root directory, but not the /backup folder. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.
 
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cPanelMichael

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Hello,

Are you accessing SSH as the "root" user? If so, let us know the output from the following commands:

Code:
mount|grep backup
stat /backup
Thank you.
 

tmlcreative

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Yes I was, but I'm a total novice - never done anything like this before, so after hours of Google-Fu I've just realised on some of these things I need to type sudo before the commands, which is finally letting me do what I need to do!

Thank you for your response, but I think I've just figures it out! Doh! Oh well, a new skill acquired.
 
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