Why so much disk usage per CP?

Scan123

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Hello,

I have 4 cpanel accounts in my whm and i know for sure the content is only around 7 gb per account but in whm "list accounts" they all use around 20gb and growing! How and what can cause this huge amount of disk usage?

thanks you very much.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

Are you able to determine the source of the space usage from the "Disk Space Usage" option within cPanel?

Thank you.
 

Scan123

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Hi michael, thanks for your reply.

I tried this but on the disk space usage option it says "Wait while your page loads …" for 10 mins now, lets wait some more..
 

cPanelMichael

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Your access level is listed as "Website Owner". Do you have root access to this server so you can review the disk space usage via the command line?

Thank you.
 

cPanelMichael

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You can use the find command to search for files owned by a user. EX:

Code:
id username
find / -uid # > /root/filesowned.out
You can then review the /root/filesowned.out file to see if there are any locations outside the user's home directory with files owned by this username. The "du" utility will help determine the disk space usage of those files:

cPanel - Manage HD Space

Thank you.