Website backup/download Filezilla huge size?


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on: November 26, 2019, 06:38:03 PM
One of my websites is very basic indeed, with ten pages and about 50 images (average size 50-150KB) and I'm moving it to a new hosting plan with Godaddy next month. It's the one with unlimited domain hosting, to save money on multiple hosting plans.
Anyway, when I last did this, I simply downloaded a copy of the public_html directory, installed WPress and then uploaded that copy, overwriting the new files and editing certain config files to point to the right database etc. That all worked out fine last time.
The thing is, my public_html disk usage in CPanel is showing around 300MB, but when I download via FTP on Filezilla, it's showing a queue of around 1.7GB, even though I make a habit of deleting backups once I've downloaded them.
I don't understand that at all.


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Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 08:17:01 PM
Could be mad shit lurking in subfolders mate, you need to go through every one.