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Can you delete user/doc

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DWHS.net, Sep 14, 2002.

  1. DWHS.net

    DWHS.net Well-Known Member
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    Hello,

    I filled up the user directory on a server and would like clean out as many files as I can. Repartitioning is a little too risky with the files on there.

    Not knowing what I can delete, specificly do you know if can I delete the usr/doc directory and/or any other doc type and other file types to free up space.

    I was thinking the usr/info directory as well.

    Appreciate it,

    Charles
     
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    /usr/doc probably won't help you much. Mine is under 10MB on all my boxes.

    You're probably using up space with Apache domain logs. Consider moving the files from /usr/local/apache/domlogs to another partition. See how much space these are taking up (du -h -s /usr/local/apache/domlogs) and see if you have this room on another partition (df -h). If you have a lot of available room in /var for example, you could move the files...

    1: Stop Apache from WHM
    2: make new log directory - mkdir /var/log/domlogs
    3: move content - mv /usr/local/apache/domlogs/* /var/log/domlogs/
    4: remove /usr/local/apache/domlogs directory - rmdir /usr/local/apache/domlogs
    5: add symbolic link to the new directory - ln -s /var/log/domlogs /usr/local/apache/domlogs
    6: Start Apache in WHM

    - Jason
     
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    Yah that things over 200 megs, that would do it.

    Sorry for being lame here but a couple things:

    What is the link in the WHM to stop and start apache?

    In the move content command (3) Can I paste that hole line or is there more then one command there and is the * a variable or is that part of the command.

    And the last lame question :) is the last command (symbolic) is this the command that I type in to finish:

    ln -s /var/log/domlogs /usr/local/apache/domlogs

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    I think I found the the link to stop apache under Service Manager - httpd (web server)
     
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    [quote:b0e925623a][i:b0e925623a]Originally posted by DWHS.net[/i:b0e925623a]
    In the move content command (3) Can I paste that hole line or is there more then one command there and is the * a variable or is that part of the command.

    And the last lame question :) is the last command (symbolic) is this the command that I type in to finish:

    ln -s /var/log/domlogs /usr/local/apache/domlogs
    [/quote:b0e925623a]

    It's one command - the * is a wildcard to grab ALL the log files. Type it as is. The space just seperates the source from destination for this flie move.

    Yes, that last line is the create a symbolic link. You have it right.

    - Jason
     
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    Thanks for this.

    It won't let me romove the file everthing else I think is fine.

    It sais this:

    rmdir: `/usr/local/apache/domlogs': Directory not empty


    I also tried this:

    root@tangle [/usr/local/apache]# rm domlogs -d
    rm: remove directory `domlogs'? y
    rm: cannot unlink `domlogs': Is a directory
     
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    Actually I think it worked anyways, I have more room already.
     
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    It sounds like your domlogs is currently a link. Do this and make sure that it's pointing to the right place:
    ls -alF /usr/local/apache

    You should see an entry for domlogs hopefully like...
    domlogs -& /var/log/domlogs/
    or something along those lines.

    - Jason
     
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    I think it's working fine, the old folder is only 800k now, this is the response I got from the last post if you want to look:

    total 52
    drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 4096 Sep 7 23:42 ./
    drwxr-xr-x 18 root root 4096 Sep 8 00:01 ../
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Sep 13 01:30 bin/
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Sep 7 23:34 cgi-bin/
    drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Sep 13 14:16 conf/
    drwxrwxr-x 2 root mail 4096 Sep 13 15:01 domlogs/
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Sep 7 23:42 etc -& conf/
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Sep 7 23:34 htdocs/
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Sep 7 23:34 icons/
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Sep 7 23:34 include/
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Sep 8 00:01 libexec/
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Sep 13 15:13 logs/
    drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Sep 7 23:34 man/
    drwxr-xr-x 2 nobody nobody 4096 Sep 7 23:34 proxy/

    Thanks again, this worked great.
     
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    Umm... it looks like it did not! You moved your old log files, and are probably now writing to new ones. This will be a problem for log analysis in Analog and Webalizer. That missing symbolic link will be a real thorn in your side.

    Send me a private message, email or find me on AIM... It shouldn't be too hard to fix, but I'm not sure I can walk you through it blindly. Happy to do it for you since I lead you down this path. ;)

    - Jason
     
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