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increase /usr folder size...?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by devGOD, Jul 25, 2011.

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  1. devGOD

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    is there a way to increase the size of the /usr partition its so small and gets full fast
     
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    Depends on how your server was partitioned. If you have room on another partition, I would just [carefully] rsync all the data in /usr over, then symlink it or change the mount location for /usr.
     
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    I wouldn't suggest symlinking /usr to another location after copying the files elsewhere. I've seen cPanel (in /usr/local/cpanel) break working when it's setup via a symlink from /usr to another location. This type of configuration is simply not advised.
     
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    Neither would I :) I've seen instances where it's worked, others where it hasn't - it's an option that if done carefully could be viable solution. However, I sometimes don't understand the partitioning schemes that are used for some servers - or why everyone wants to put each mount point on a different partition. devGOD - you may want to consider moving your files to another server that is less strictly partitioned.
     
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    Hi,

    While this might have fit your needs in the past, it is not a recommended solution for correcting /usr space size issues to symlink that partition. It would be preferred to repartition to have more space available and use the recommended size partitions that cPanel recommends for installation.

    At this point, I'm going to go ahead and close out the thread. If there are any further questions in regards to /usr size, please open up a technical support ticket in WHM > Support Center > Contact cPanel or using the link in my signature.

    Thanks!
     
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