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No space left on your HDD/SSD? Find big files and remove them!

It does not matter if you do website hosting, provide a gameserver or use other services, if you have no space left on your HDD/SSD problems will occur. Your websites might not be reachable anymore, your players cannot connect to your gameserver or all other services will not start.

To avoid this it is necessary to find big files on your system and to get rid of them. Today we will show you how to do this.


1. Connect to your server using SSH

2. Execute the following code:

# Change into root folder
cd /

# Find the top 10 files. This may take a while:
find -type f -exec du -Sh {} + | sort -rh | head -n 10

Once finished, a list of the ten largest files will be displayed. Normally these files might be old downloads or big log files. Files that are no longer used can be deleted, of course. Before deleting log files you should check them for errors you can solve so that the issue will be permanently fixed.

3. Using the command below you can remove files

rm <path_to_file>


In Windows you might not find big log files but forgotten downloads. To find them the following freeware is perfect:


Once you downloaded and executed the software you can start scanning a partition. A list of all files will be displayed. Please make sure not to delete Windows system files 😉 .

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Upgrade: Even more disk space for your data!

Summer Break is finally over and we are back with even more disk space for your crucial data. From now on, our dedicated servers can be upgraded with 6000 GB HDDs – of course these are premium disks designed for 24/7 usage! They offer not just perfect data security but also an unprecedented amount of storage space. Depending on your server, you can add four to six of those „monster disks“ - all of this for just 18.99 Euro per disk and month!

Additionally, we offer you a RAID 10 Bundle „4 x 6TB HDD“ - for a monthly fee of just 99.99 Euro!

Further information can be found on the customize-page of our servers:  Click here!


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Dedicated Server Duo: Now even more HDD and RAM!

Contabo Dedic

We are continuously working on improving our products.

Today the smallest server of our server range has been improved with an upgrade free of charge:
From now on our Dedicated Server Duo is available with more disk space and RAM.


Here are the features:

- Intel Core 2 Duo (2 x 2,13 GHz)
- 4 GB RAM
- 2 x 400 GB HDD
- 100 Mbit/s-Port
- Unlimited Traffic
- Various additional options can be ordered
- Only 59,99 EUR / month!

Order now!

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