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/home partition is 94% full

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by thewebhosting, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. thewebhosting

    thewebhosting Well-Known Member

    May 9, 2008
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    I am seeking for a suggestion. My /home partition is 94% full. I have two hard drives. How can I create a new partition /home2 in second drive and use it to host my new domains?

    Any ideas?
  2. mtindor

    mtindor Well-Known Member

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    This is but one way, and probably not the most correct.... but:

    Presume your new partition is /dev/sda7 and you want that to be your new /home2.

    1. If it isn't formatted, format it

    mke2fs -j /dev/sda7
    - this formats /dev/sda7 as an EXT3 filesystem

    2. Edit /etc/fstab and save it
    - add an entry for /dev/sda7 mapping it to /home2


    /dev/sda7 /home ext3 defaults,usrquota 1 2

    3. Log in to WHM, go to Basic WHM / Cpanel Setup

    Set Home Directory Prefix to home2 and save it

    Test by creating a new account. If /home2 contains more free space than /home, then I believe the new account will be created on /home2.

    Summary: basically I told you to format the drive, then add it to /etc/fstab so that it is mounted upon bootup properly and is set to use quotas. Then in WHM I told you to set the additional directory that it uses to create new accounts.

    Caveat: I don't remember if you have to do anything else to enable the quotas besides having the entry in /etc/fstab mentioning usrquota. It is possible that you have to 'initialize' the quotas on the new one. I'm not sure.

    But that should get you started.


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