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Disk Usage Question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CraftyPanda, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. CraftyPanda

    CraftyPanda Well-Known Member

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    Hi all :)

    One of our servers has generated a warning for :

    /dev/mapper/vg_server-lv_home 86% full

    But /dev/mapper/vg_server-lv_root is only 46% full.

    I am unsure of the relationship between these two directories? Is there anyway of assigning more space to /dev/mapper/vg_server-lv_home?
    I know this directory is for the accounts, so what is the /dev/mapper/vg_server-lv_root for please?

    I could just put bigger hard drives in, but I don't want to just do that without understanding why one partition is nearly full and the other isnt. For exmaple, where are all the server logs stored?
     
  2. dalem

    dalem Well-Known Member
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    without knowing your exact layout but just guessing from the names


    /dev/mapper/vg_server-lv_home is your home partition where your cpanel users files are stored

    /dev/mapper/vg_server-lv_root is your / partition OS so the store very different things
     
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    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Hello :)

    The following document is a good place to start when attempting to determine what's taking up your disk space:

    How to Manage your Hard Drive Space - cPanel Knowledge Base - cPanel Documentation

    Thank you.
     
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