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  • Can’t Push My Staging Site Live

    Posted by Rob Dyer on December 21, 2020 at 11:55 am

    @David or anyone with experience…

    I’m with Siteground and I’m on their GrowBig plan with 20GB of storage.

    I created a staging copy as usual and then went to push it live and it failed as I’ve reached more than 80% of my disk usage. (It’s saying I’ve used 18.87GB)

    I called support who said I need to have 3GB free space to push the staging copy live (would have been helpful to know thet *before* I spent a day on updates!) but other than tell me to delete files or upgrade my account they were not much help at all.

    I used WPSweep to tidy up the databases, deleted any unused plugins and themes, and deleted my .opcache folder using FTP.

    At first this took me down to just over 16GB but when I tried to push it failed again. Since then, I’ve done the same actions but cannot get the usage down below 18GB.

    Question: what else can I delete to free up some space so I can get this copy pushed live before my live site updates (eg with new comments)??

    Hoping someone can help.

    (BTW, I’m planning on moving to Cloudways in the new year.)

    David Risley replied 1 year, 10 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Shlomo Skinner

    December 22, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Do you have any stored backups that can be deleted?

    Do you have any image files that are either too large or not being used? WP Engine has an article about how to clean up the media library:

    • Rob Dyer

      December 29, 2020 at 8:20 am

      Thanks Shlomo

      You were right.

      I found some backups dating back to earlier in the year in the staging folder.

      Deleted those and now all is good again.

  • Matt Dennis

    December 27, 2020 at 11:53 am

    I found SiteGrounds staging to be confusing. This is one of the reasons I made the switch to Cloudways. It was simple to switch. Time will tell if it was the right move but so far (in the early days of the switch) I’ve found it to be much more user-friendly.

    • Rob Dyer

      December 29, 2020 at 8:19 am

      Thanks for the info Matt.

      I’m thinking about moving to Cloudways myself in the new year.

  • David Risley

    January 4, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Glad you got this worked out. 🙂 Reminds me of a client that had a large site footprint because of image files which were really unoptimized. We ended up temporarily upgrading his account just to get more disk space so that we could work with it.

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