March 7, 2008 in Classic self-hosted technical help
I am running at about 65-70% of my server disk space used solely for my forum.
Does anyone have any tips for reducing the disk space used?
We have about a 3 year history of posts stored, I wondered if there was any way of 'condensing' old posts or other tips to enable me to save some space?
Posts are stored in the database. The only things that would be consuming additional disk space are attachments, and skins.
Do you have a crapload of skins? You could remove some. Or if you have skin files from older versions you could remove those.
If you have upgraded from previous versions you may have older files (i.e. do you have an /html/ folder in your IPB root?). You could remove those.
Run the orphaned attachment tool to remove orphaned attachments.
Outside of that, you need another HD in the server. ;) At maybe $80 for 200GB it's not that expensive.
if you are using cpanel. your /tmp folder can consume a great deal of space.. ive been on my new server for only around a month (reinstalled to get cpanel) and im using 36MB on it already! its a space hog.
clean out all the files located in there. (or select certain ones to keep certain logs you wish to keep)
they are basic logs. showing like. how many times the IP 127.0.0.1 visited www.google.com/index.html etc etc.. what browser they used. what OS etc.
Ah, yes, you do have a point - if you are retaining logs (i.e. access_logs, error_logs, or things like Webalyzer or other stat logs) then those can consume a good amount of space too.
Also, if you have email boxes setup that are not getting cleared, they can get big too (from things like spam and bounced email messages).
Ok, thanks I will take a look over the weekend.
Don't really have any skins set up.
I have an IPS dedicated server and must admit i am surprised I am using 70% of my disk space, even though there are a lot of posts on my forum (just under 250,000)
What IPS server do you have??
A second hard drive would be a smart idea ;)
And more to the point 70% of what? 10GB, 20GB, 40GB etc.
A server I look after has 20 sites, 2 with forums on them, almost 500,000 posts, PLESK 'bloatware' to manage it, and is using far less than 50% of an 80GB disk.
Ok I have a 2 x 80GB HDD.
Am I reading the right stats? I am looking at CPAnel. It tells me I have used 623MB (Disk Space Usage) and have 370MB left. This is obviously not hard disk space I am looking at, as that is only 1GB?
Sorry for being dumb, but while an expert on forums, I'm not so great at the supporting techno stuff!
2 x 80GB HDD...
You should have 160 Gb storage.. Contact the techs ;)
The quota for that account is probably still set to 1GB. You can adjust this in WHM, or if you want open a ticket and we can adjust it for you.
If you want to adjust it yourself, you can either click "Modify an Account" and change it there, or "Quota Modification". You can set it to "unlimited" if you just want to remove the quota completely, or bump it up to a specific space level if you want.
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