Log files: What's safe to delete?

Selena

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I have a client that is over quota. It looks like the log files are eating up a lot of disk space. Is it safe to delete them?

Is it safe to delete the entire /tmp folder?

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Selena
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

It's not safe to delete the /tmp directory. Could you elaborate on the specific log files that are taking up space? Also, are you referring to the individual account or the server in general?

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Selena

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An individual cPanel account.

Their error_log file, for example, was at 2 GB.

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Yes, it's acceptable to delete the error_log within their account if you no longer require that data. You should leave the account's "tmp" directory in-place because it's where the account's statistics are stored.

Thank you.