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    OS Space

    On average, how much space does the OS take up on a VPS?

    I am currently using centos 5, 64 bit edition on my VPS. Adding up the current total for hosting, I have about 2gb of files in there. There's 3.5 more GB taking up space. I'm assuming that's all OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesGT View Post
    On average, how much space does the OS take up on a VPS?
    Normally a vps should have only a kind of base- or net-install. This should not exceed 1GB. Debian is about 300MB, Centos is about 500MB.

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    AFAIK, not more then 500MB.
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    Obviously the number will vary by OS and configuration. Your numbers, considering you have hosting accounts on there, are definitely not out of the range that would be considered "normal."
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    So there are about 3gb of files somewhere just taking up space.

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    I believe I misread your original post.

    Go to the root directory, / , and do:
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    du -sk * | sort -nr | more
    That will list the directories/files in order of disk space used from greatest to least. Keep following the trail until you've traced your problem to its origin.
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    Depends, minimal installs will take about 300, cPanel will take GBs'
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    Quote Originally Posted by e-Sensibility View Post

    Go to the root directory, / , and do:
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    du -sk * | sort -nr | more
    Everything looks ok.

    3028834 VAR
    2380164 USR
    684848 ROOT
    264348 PROC

    Under VAR
    1922708 WWW
    435904 LOG
    264446 NAMED
    241612 CACHE

    None of that looks out of line, so I looked under USR.

    USR
    1689816 LOCAL
    299212 SHARE
    147620 LIB64

    Under LOCAL
    1689688 PSA
    88 SHARE

    Under PSA
    1526028 VAR
    156120 ADMIN

    Under VAR
    1185368 CGITORY
    311808 APSPKGARC

    CGITORY contains all the apps. I could drop most of those as nobody uses them(except Joomla)...but I am not in any danger right now with space. I was just curious to find out what was holding up the other 3.5GB. Looks like apps and logs and I good with that.

    Thanks for your help

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    The centos5 basic net install will take not more than 400MB
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