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Excessive File Size quota.user*

Discussion in 'Workarounds and Optimization' started by oldengine, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. oldengine

    oldengine Active Member

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    I noticed the following directory is consuming itself...
    Server logwatch filesystem: /dev/sda2 9.7G 5.7G 3.6G 62% /usr

    # ls -la /usr
    -rwxr--r-- 1 root root 62724243360 Mar 22 00:26 quota.user*

    -rwxr--r-- 1 root root 62724243360 Apr 5 00:27 quota.user*

    It appears that the file /usr/quota.user* is staying the same excessive size.

    My server support folks say:
    That file is a system file, it will get back to normal space on its own.
    You shouldn't worry about it.

    Is this true or is it defective?
     
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    Am I in the correct forum with this?
     
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    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    Is there a reason you have quotas set for /usr partition? I cannot say it should be that large for the file size, since I do not have any system with quotas set on /usr to compare.
     
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    No, there is not a reason for quotas at all. How do I deactivate?
     
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    You can modify /etc/fstab to remove quotas for /usr and then reboot, or you can try to remount it without quotas (which I wouldn't normally suggest doing as remounting while it is actually active could cause an issue). Please ensure to take a backup of /etc/fstab prior to editing it, and please ensure that someone is around with physical access to the machine if it doesn't come back from reboot.
     
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