The Community Forums

Interact with an entire community of cPanel & WHM users!
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

.gz files in /var/lib/mysql

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by alex@itomic, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. alex@itomic

    alex@itomic Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Hi peoples,

    I'm trying to free some disk space up, and am finding a lot of space is being used by compressed versions of all databases (.sql.gz) in: "/var/lib/mysql". There even seems to be compressed versions of databases that no longer exist anymore.

    Does anyone know the purpose of these compressed databases are, and if it is safe to remove them all

    Thanks again.
     
  2. vanessa

    vanessa Well-Known Member
    PartnerNOC

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2006
    Messages:
    817
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, VA
    cPanel Access Level:
    DataCenter Provider
    Do you have a backup script running or something? This isn't normal...you can delete all the .gz files.
     
  3. alex@itomic

    alex@itomic Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    No, our backup scripts run external to cpanel, and in different folders - so indeed it is very strange why compressed versions are showing up there - I can only imagine, maybe some cpanel feature is creating them. Thanks for the reply Vanessa!
     
Loading...

Share This Page