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tmp cPanel File Manager folder disk usage

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#1 studius


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Posted 25 May 2020 - 03:51 PM

Hi! I recently reviewed my disk usage on my hosting account and found that there was a folder called "tmp" in the root directory which was using up almost a 100 MB of space.


How do I go about figuring out which files in this folder I can delete and which are essential files? I would like to minimize the space this folder is currently taking up as much as possible.


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#2 wolstech


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Posted 25 May 2020 - 04:25 PM

It’s almost certainly your site statistics data. If you want to free it, go to “Statistics editor” in cPanel and turn off all 3 of the stats apps, then delete the contents the tmp folder.

This will obviously clear your statistics data and will also prevent future collection.

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 09:43 PM

Here's a more detailed breakdown:

root@tommy [/home/studius/tmp]# du -h --max-depth=1
33M     ./analog
7.7M    ./awstats
4.0K    ./cpbandwidth
88K     ./horde
44M     ./webalizer
0       ./webalizerftp
1008K   ./pma_template_compiles_studius
86M     .

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 01:42 AM

Thank you for the help!

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