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Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by Tarak Nath, May 27, 2019.

  1. Tarak Nath

    Tarak Nath Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    By mistake we have installed WHM/cPanel and hosted the site over there on our brand new dedicated server without checking disk partition. The maximum storage is allocated to '/home' which is not required as we will not host more than one site on this server. Current local backup destination is '/backup'. Everything is fine without any issue.

    Now we have noticed that we can not keep more backup retention in '/backup' as the maximum storage are allocated to '/home' not to '/'. Below is the current disk configuration:
    Code:
    [[email protected] ~]# df -TH
    Filesystem              Type      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/mapper/centos-root xfs        54G   18G   36G  34% /
    devtmpfs                devtmpfs   34G     0   34G   0% /dev
    tmpfs                   tmpfs      34G     0   34G   0% /dev/shm
    tmpfs                   tmpfs      34G  120M   34G   1% /run
    tmpfs                   tmpfs      34G     0   34G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    /dev/sda2               xfs       1.1G  195M  869M  19% /boot
    /dev/sda1               vfat      210M   12M  198M   6% /boot/efi
    /dev/mapper/centos-home xfs       1.4T  7.6G  1.4T   1% /home
    /dev/loop0              ext3      2.3G  3.9M  2.2G   1% /tmp
    tmpfs                   tmpfs     6.7G     0  6.7G   0% /run/user/0
    
    
    Our server info:
    Code:
    [[email protected] ~]# /usr/local/cpanel/cpanel -V
    78.0 (build 24)
    [[email protected] ~]# cat /var/cpanel/envtype
    standard
    [[email protected] ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
    CentOS Linux release 7.6.1810 (Core)
    
    I think resize partition should be complexity as the server and site is online. However if we change the default backup destination from '/backup' to '/home/backup' through WHM [Home »Backup »Backup Configuration] then there should be anything that needs to be modified or is there any negative impact ?

    Any suggestion should be appreciated.

    Regards,
    Tarak Nath
     
  2. cPanelLauren

    cPanelLauren Forums Analyst II Staff Member

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    The only thing this would impact would be quotas if you're using them. Quotas are automatically disabled on filesystems when backups are set to /home/
     
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  3. Tarak Nath

    Tarak Nath Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the response.

    So we can use '/home/backup'
     
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    You can indeed use it.
     
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    Tarak Nath Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again @cPanelLauren ,

    We will use it and update you if any issue occurred.
     
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