Added 2nd drive Now sites are created...

Networkologist

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on the second drive not my 'primary' drive.

The second drive was created with a /home2 dir. I added a /sites/backup under /home2 to tryout the WHM backup util. Tha's all I want to use this drive for at the moment.

Now when I add an account it is being placed in /home2. I tried rearranging the the domain (s) and it did this symlink thing (newbie talk for what?).

To fess up, if I ask rackshack support, they'll turn a deaf ear 'cause I'm using cpanel.

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hostcp3

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I saw somthing similar once before when this happened and the host was unaware, when he did get the backup working it overwrote the home2 dir with the backups and any sites which were not in /home were wiped and lost, he hadn't noticed that new sites added to the server were being created as /home2 until it was too late.

just thought I would mention it.
 

hostcp3

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Yes it was dissapointing, I had a reseller account at the time with the host and checked the Client list in Cpanel after my client complained only to see three accounts I had setup were totaly gone.

Host said,

"all is gone nothing we can do"


lol, the host is a large host who posts here and at WHT !


don't ask who it is, we all make mistakes!
 

Daniel Artes

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i had the same [problem

Im gonna fix it now...

as usually if I ask rackshack support, they'll turn a deaf ear 'cause I'm using cpanel.

grgrgrg:mad: :mad: :mad:

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WeMasterz5

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we added a new drive to and see the /home2

are question is...we need to partition the 2nd drive to /usr

how would we go about this, and move all the stuff that is on the main hdd to the new hdd /usr

would this work?

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kerosin

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Originally posted by bdraco
change homematch in edit setup to match something else (something without the work HOME in it)

Yes, this one works for me. I've changed it to 'none' and all new accounts are made in /home

Thanks

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jameshsi

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Originally posted by kerosin
Yes, this one works for me. I've changed it to 'none' and all new accounts are made in /home

Thanks

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How do you change it to "none" ?

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B12Org

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why would they turn a deaf ear cause its cpanel? I dont know much about them, but I would assume that they would have to have some kind of support system in place for their customers.

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PWSowner

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I heard that rackshack servers are one of the cheapest providers because technical support is not provided. If you want a cheap rackshack server, you need to know how to handle a server.

I've thought about trying them, but for now, I'm happy with the support I get for the higher price at my current provider.

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B12Org

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Yeah, I got a sever from a host similar. Great deals, but no support. SO I HAD to learn quick. I now resell their servers for more $$$ and offer a managed support system for my clients.

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kerosin

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Originally posted by jameshsi
How do you change it to "none" ?

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Edit Setup -> Home Directory Prefix -> enter anything in the field (for exapmle 'none' like me)

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kerosin

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Originally posted by B12Org
Yep, or just put /home or what ever you want.

Of course don't put there 'home' if you don't want new sites be created in /home2

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B12Org

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Of course. If you want the home dir to be /home, then put /home if you want it to be /home2 then put /home2, you have to put somehting there , you can not just leave it blank for optimal results. It is always best to tell it where to go, so that way you always know where its going to go.

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kerosin

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Originally posted by B12Org
Of course. If you want the home dir to be /home, then put /home if you want it to be /home2 then put /home2, you have to put somehting there , you can not just leave it blank for optimal results. It is always best to tell it where to go, so that way you always know where its going to go.

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NO!!!

We rae talking about 'Home Directory Prefix' field .
If this one is set to 'home' and you have directories /home /home2 ..... then cpanel will always create new account in dir with least most free space. It means that it can be creating new accounts in /home2 dir even when you set 'Home directory' to '/home'

Understand?

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B12Org

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That may be what you are talking about, but thats not what I am talking about, and nor is it what the intial question was about either.

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