Question

Can I see how data got onto my block storage?

We’ve got a block storage volume on one of our droplets (CentOS Linux) which contains 38Gb of data. Viewing random files and folders within this makes it look like a backup of everything on the droplet. This appears to have happened only once, on 3rd December 2019.

The thing is, I’ve got no idea how this backup was taken and mapped to the block storage.

Can anyone suggest any way I might be able to check this or search for how this backup was taken and stored on the block storage?

Thanks in advance.


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Hi there @zigojacko,

I could suggest a couple of things:

  • Check your shell history and look for commands that might have been used to copy your files to the specific block storage, you could run the history command to see all previous commands

  • Check where exactly is the block storage mounted on, you could do that with the following command:

df -h

Let me know how it goes! Regards, Bobby