How can I see how big my WHM backup is?

Background

Determining the size of a WHM backup is not entirely straightforward. For example, it’s not displayed in the daily report or in the UI. The reason for this might be that determining disk size in Linux takes time and disk IO and running this as an extra process might cause a performance issue  Additionally if you have large backups, and you’ve opted for the incremental option, you have tens of thousands of files on the disk meaning determining the size takes even longer.

If you’re happy to keep your disk busy for the next 11 minutes, then do the following in the backup directory.

[[email protected] 2020-07-01]# du -h --max-depth=1
# Wait for 11 minutes
955M	./system
189G	./accounts

 

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