Preventing disk usage issues
It's important to identify and correct the root issue that caused the high disk/inode usage. Here are some common causes for high disk usage, excessive inode usage and suggested solutions:
Misconfigured WHM and cPanel backups
- Review the "Backup Configuration" in WHM. Keep fewer backups, or configure the WHM backups to "strictly enforce retention" which will automatically delete the oldest backup when a new one is created.
- If the server is keeping more that the specified number of backups, this is generally because an error is happening during the backup that prevents it from completing fully. You can review the backup logs at /usr/local/cpanel/logs/cpbackup using SSH.