Linux/web hosting gurus ques

steves73, Sep 8, 5:34am
my webhost company has migrated my web hosting account to a new server. the problem i have is that it reports my disk space usage incorrectly and increased it by 25%. ie ./public_html/modules is 32MB on the web host. a backup copy unpacked on my laptop reports 18.8MB, which is pretty much what it used to be on old server before migration. can anyone tell me why this is??

little_egypt, Sep 8, 5:43am
The files settle a little during transport, kind of like how tins of milk powder do. I thought everyone knew that!

bidda2, Sep 8, 5:51am
ssh in and find out. How much storage space do you have that you are worrying about 4MB though?

seriouslycgi, Sep 8, 7:43am
compression? is it a zip or tgz file?

lifesteala, Sep 8, 8:09am
maybe the new host includes mysql usage and/or logs per account?

smac, Sep 8, 8:44am
You could....maybe....ask the webhost?

little_egypt, Sep 8, 8:55am
Larger block sizes? Space used by a file is rounded up to the nearest full block so if the block sizes change so does the total amount of diskspace used.

flexihost, Sep 8, 8:58am
Could find that there could be a backup file outside of your public_html directory. Get in touch with them, and let them know, they should get it sorted for you ASAP.

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