Can't use Hard drive because mount point is /


Jan 27, 2008
I'm not sure what to do to fix this, I've read around on the forum here and have determined in order for me to use an extra hard drive with WHM/cPanel it has to have a mount point like /home /home2 /anyname.

I recently ordered a server and had them install a 128 Gig SSD and a 1 TB Standard Hard drive, they set up the partitions/mountpoints like this:

/dev/sda3 on / type ext4 (rw,usrjquota=quota.user,jqfmt=vfsv0)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/sda1 on /boot type ext4 (rw)
/dev/sdb1 on /home type ext4 (rw,usrjquota=quota.user,jqfmt=vfsv0)
The /dev/sda3 on / is the 128 GIG SSD. It has approximately 10 gigabytes of space used, I'm assuming for the operating system and cpanel install, but I cannot assign new accounts to it because it's mounted to the mountpoint / If it was mounted to the mount point /home2 I could set WHM to install new user accounts in this folder. /dev/sdb1 on /home is the 1 TB drive where accounts are installed now.

My question is, is there an easy way to resolve this problem? I'm trying to be able to select which hard drive I want to install an account on, the SSD or the HD, but I can only currently save on the HD.


Staff member
Apr 11, 2011
Hello :)

You could create the "/home2" directory for additional or existing accounts. By default, all directories matching the "Home Directory Prefix" are checked for available disk space and the directory with the most free space will be used.

Thank you.