File dumps when account exceeds limit

earthrat

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I just wanted to voice my opposition to a problem I just experienced. I had a site that had exceeded its space allotment and during a file download using ftp a critical system file was emptied. It took some testing to finally figure out the account had exceeded its limit. However I find it totally unacceptable that because it reached the limit that cPanel would start taking files and erasing the content just to keep the account within its limits. This behavior needs to be changed!!!
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

cPanel will not remove files from an account, but instead simply prevents new file creations when an account is at it's disk space limit. Could you elaborate on the specific action you took that lead to the deletion of a file?

Thank you.
 

earthrat

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Nov 8, 2010
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All I did was FTP into the account and downloaded the error log file. Then a configuration file (not the same file I downloaded) was just emptied. That is all I did, nothing else.
 

cPanelMichael

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All I did was FTP into the account and downloaded the error log file. Then a configuration file (not the same file I downloaded) was just emptied. That is all I did, nothing else.
Are you able to reproduce that issue at this time? If you can reproduce it, please open a support ticket to report this issue. You can post the ticket number here so we can update this thread with the outcome.

Thank you.
 

earthrat

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I will see what I can do, I don't have any open accounts that I can setup a test on. I cant do this while this client is active because he relies on this site. Plus I already took a number of precautions on this account that will be difficult to setup a recreation. Because I believe in cPanel I will get this done but not sure when I will have time.
 

cPanelMichael

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I will see what I can do, I don't have any open accounts that I can setup a test on. I cant do this while this client is active because he relies on this site. Plus I already took a number of precautions on this account that will be difficult to setup a recreation. Because I believe in cPanel I will get this done but not sure when I will have time.
Let us know if you are able to reproduce the issue, as it's not something I could reproduce on a test machine.

Thank you.