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What is using disk space ????

Discussion in 'Workarounds and Optimization' started by oldlock, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. oldlock

    oldlock Well-Known Member

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    120GB godaddy VPS. 1 large account 26GB, 2 smaller accounts <2GB. No local backups. Yet disk is 87 % full ??

    I've done some searches and run some of the queries suggested without much illumination.

    Any suggestions for finding just what it is appreciated.
     
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    Preform "du -sh *" in / (slash). It will show which directories are consuming much disk space. If you are unsure what to do next, past the output of the command & we will let you know the next step.
     
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    OK. Here's the results :

    Yet :

    disk.JPG

    Thanks for any suggestions you can provide, as it makes no sense to me !
     
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    This screen is from cPanel, so the disk space is calculated oevery 6 hours or even every 24 hours (depends how admin set this up). Try to use a command from shell:
    df -m
    So You will see the real usage of system right now.

    Maybe this usage in cPanel was calculated when many e-mails was received and now these e-mails are downloaded to local computer ?

    Wojtek
     
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    Every time the system runs a backup the disk space goes critical, which is driving me slowly nuts !

    Here's the result of the query. It's not email that I can find.

     
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    @oldlock: If you check your output, /home is consuming 20GB of space. As stated in your first post, there are small accounts and it should not use much space. Perform the du -sh * command in /home and let us know the output. It will show which account OR directory consuming much space.
     
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    Thats about right, 1 large account now about 19GB and 2 small accounts. Either way it does'nt add up to 91GB !!

    Query results as below :

     
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    jimhetch is consuming much space on the server. Now, perform du -sh * under /home/jimhetch which will show which sub directory it is. It will show if it is emails OR website contents consuming the space.
     
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    19GB is correct and fine for that account.
     
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    Paste the output of df -h. It might reveal some info.
     
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    [root /]# df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/vzfs 120G 90G 31G 75% /
    none 4.0G 4.0K 4.0G 1% /dev
    [root /]#
     
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    I have sent you a PM, please check.
     
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    Thanks for the offer, I've just submitted a support request to cpanel so will await their input.
     
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    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    Hello,

    Please let us know the ticket number along with the details on the ticket resolution for tracking purposes.

    Thanks!
     
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    Ticket : 2399415

    At the present time the advice I have received was in two parts, the 1st to try a reboot which should cause a fsck check. That made no difference. The second being to ask the host about doing an fsck check. I've done this without response as yet. I paste the exact reply below.

     
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    Here's godaddy's response. I read that as the fsck should have functioned during the reboot. If so it made no difference so where to go from here ?

     
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    Please reply to the ticket with that information.
     
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    I have, and to be frank received the most useless reply in history. I'll let you check the ticket and see.

    If anyone has any useful insights in how to use fsck I'd appreciated it. I have tried fsck /devs/vzfs without result.
     
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    Anyone ???
     
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    Well, after many emails backwards and forwards to godaddy 'support' and cpanel I have got exactly nowhere. Godaddy say their system will fsck automatically and that would fix it if fsck was the solution but it clearly is not (if godaddy are right). I can find nothing having read many many threads to suggest just what the hell is using this space !?
     
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