Operating system: Ubuntu
OS version: 16.04.3
I think I went from 53% to 63% used without adding anything more than some minor rows to a table in my database this week, which is a procedure I’ve been doing for over 100 weeks in a row.
On this server, I’m running Webmin only. It’s not an outward-facing server. I have about 1-TB of total useable space on the RAID. I don’t know what tools would be best to discover what is happening regarding the rapid consumption of space. I’m not doing things that should add so much data. The main function of this server is to have a MySQL server running which is accessed by a Virtualmin based outward-facing server. This problematic server, managed with the standard Webmin, can’t touch MySQL because I upgraded to version MySQL 8.0.22 instead of the version available from APT. I use myPHPadmin to deal with the database, but that doesn’t show total disk space.
The databases I created on this server are sized:
- DB1 = 96.0 KiB
- DB2 = 4.6 MiB
- DB2 = 186.6 MiB
- DB2 = 84.0 GiB
- DB2 = 6.0 KiB
What type of commands or tools could I execute to discover what is going wrong? How do I get a list of biggest to smallest files, or all the ones that were created recently or were edited recently?