Help finding folder/file bloat

Hi, I recently tried two wordpress plugins to to convert wp to static (httpx:// and httpx:// I believe given the size of my site (1000’s of posts spanning over a very long time) both plugins failed and got 500 server error.

I simply deleted the plugins with Wordpress when they failed. I went to the dashboard and my local diskspace went from 49% used to whopping 68% used. I just can’t seem to locate where this bloat might have come from, I’ve checked all the wp* folders with today’s date, the root web folder with today’s date, and can’t seem to find it to clear. Not sure where else to look?

What are next steps I should do in VirtualMin?

  • is there a utility or log I can check to find recent folder size increases (and an example would be great).
  • Is there another place I should look? I am wrong assuming that the bloat it would only be home/ directory?
  • Any obvious things I should check besides the above?

Thanks so much.


Operating system Ubuntu Linux 18.04.6
Webmin version 1.981
Usermin version 1.823
Virtualmin version 6.17-3

I assume this is the Virtualmin dashboard that you refer to above: then the additional files taking up all the extra space are somewhere inside the /home/website directory.

Run the following as root from that directory:

list of files 50 Megabytes and larger
find / -type f -size +50M -exec du -h {} ; | sort -n

directory using most inodes
find / -xdev -printf ‘%h\n’ | sort | uniq -c | sort -k 1 -n

Thanks Calpert! Yes, apologies, I am referring the VirtualMin Dashboard. This is really helpful for things outside of the scope too.

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