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    OK - My forums took birth 3 weeks ago and as it stands today there are 600 members - 196 threads - 592 posts and I cant believe this has taken 27mb of webspace! I do not have many attachments, pictures, smilies either... Is this about right?

    I do not have that gzip installed but im deeply concerned as at this rate I will soon finish my 200mb webspace allowance in no time.

    Is there a way of checking by myself how much webspace my forums is taking up as I got the above figure from my cpanel provided by my webhost.

    My forums are located at http://www.nokiamagic.com

    Regards

    Lukman
    Last edited by Lukman; Mon 23 Jul '01, 4:45am.

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    That sounds excessive. I have over 900 members and 17,000 posts and my database dump is around 28mb. The actual size of the vB files is under 2mb I believe.
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    • #3
      Re: Vbulletin taking too much webspace???

      Originally posted by Lukman
      I do not have that pkzip thingy installed or whateva its called but im deeply concerned as at this rate I will soon finish my 200mb webspace allowance in no time.
      gzip only helps with bandwidth, not space.

      The figures you quoted should not be taking up 27MB of space. I don't know if your host is counting the size of your database as part of that figure or not, but a database for those figures shouldn't be over 10MB.

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      • #4
        Re: Vbulletin taking too much webspace???

        Originally posted by Lukman
        OK - My forums took birth 3 weeks ago and as it stands today there are 600 members - 196 threads - 592 posts and I cant believe this has taken 27mb of webspace! I do not have many attachments, pictures, smilies either... Is this about right?

        I do not have that pkzip thingy installed or whateva its called but im deeply concerned as at this rate I will soon finish my 200mb webspace allowance in no time.

        Is there a way of checking by myself how much webspace my forums is taking up as I got the above figure from my cpanel provided by my webhost. I have this funny feeling my webhost could be ripping me off!

        My forums are located at http://www.nokiamagic.com

        Regards

        Lukman
        Really ??? I have just upgrade to 2.01 !!! well. let me check see how is going !

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        • #5
          some cpanels have reported incorrect web space usage before ask your host to rerun the quota check

          this is a quote from Nick the cpanel/whm developer
          Cpanel determines disk usage based on quotas. You can try repquota -av to see where the space is being used . The user might own files that are not in /home.

          Its also possible that the quota database is out of sync and you might want to update it by running
          /sbin/quotacheck -av
          those commands might be only able to be done by your web host unless you have root access to your server
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          • #6
            well, back up your database and see how large it is.

            And make sure you don't index words less than 4 letters.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Essam
              well, back up your database and see how large it is.

              And make sure you don't index words less than 4 letters.
              My xxxxxxxxx.sql files is 6Mb !

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              • #8
                Thanks guys for the replies -

                How do i backup my database? Im new to databases.
                Last edited by Lukman; Tue 24 Jul '01, 7:54am.

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                • #9
                  To back up your DB, use this from telnet:
                  mysqldump -uUSERNAME -pPASSWORD DBNAME > /path/to/dump.sql

                  Also, please fill in your license information into your profile.

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                  • #10
                    could be mysql logging turned on.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JamesUS
                      To back up your DB, use this from telnet:
                      mysqldump -uUSERNAME -pPASSWORD DBNAME > /path/to/dump.sql

                      Also, please fill in your license information into your profile.

                      How can I fill in my license information ?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Kengan


                        How can I fill in my license information ?
                        go here edit profile - http://vbulletin.com/forum/member.ph...on=editprofile and last 2 field boxes

                        reason for this is outlined here http://vbulletin.com/forum/showthrea...threadid=22736
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                        • #13
                          Usercp > Edit Profile and its on the bottom. It is your License number and password only viewable by admins ( moderators? ) I believe.

                          Phil~

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by eva2000
                            go here edit profile - http://vbulletin.com/forum/member.ph...on=editprofile and last 2 field boxes

                            reason for this is outlined here http://vbulletin.com/forum/showthrea...threadid=22736

                            Yes. I did ! Thanks for your message !

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