Jammer2020

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We have are trying to install Cpanel on a machine that was setup and partitioned originally for Plesk. Here is our partition info :

/ - 1024 Megs
/boot - 30 Megs
/var - 2048 Megs
/home - 1024 Megs
Swap - 1024 Megs
/usr/local - remaining disk space

I know in the Cpanel install docs it says to grow home to the remaining disk space is there anyway to symlink this so it uses /usr/local instead, so we dont have to pay for a O/S reinstall? Or if you have any other way of doing this any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

MrHits

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Personally, based on those partition sizes, I would personally do a new OS install and have the var and usr partitions increased.

I previously made /var and /usr 5 gigs each, and even now, that is not enough, I had to make them 10 gigs each. why? because user domains logs files are written to /usr/local/apache/domlogs and can become quite large, even when rotated on a monthly basis. Mysql is on /var/lib/myql (var partiion). And again, this can grow quite large depending on the amount of clients you are hosting. Not to mention the system logs are written to /var/log

In any event if you want to just move home to your /usr/local direcotry you would have to change your fstab to mount home to a new directory. and then create a sim link. i'd do this:

mkdir /usr/local/home
cd /
mv home home2
ln -s /usr/local/home /home

vi /etc/vfstab
change the mount form home to home2

and reboot.. (if you dont know what you are doing in fstab, I suggest you don't mess with it) otherwise, you will end up with a dead box.
 

Jammer2020

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Thanks for the pointers. I will give it a shot. The worse thing that could happen is I would have to pay for an O/S install. Thanks again!
 

dzevad

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Is making a whole disk just one root / partition a bad idea for Cpanel? And if it is why? In that case loss of unused space on some partition wouldn't exist.