totalufo

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The root harddrive is full after setting up only 8 virtual accounts. How can I fix this???
 

feanor

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What is the breakdown of your partioning? Symlinks are going to be your friend here......

Can we see a layout of your partition table please, on the machine in question?
 

totalufo

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Here ya go and thanks for the quick reply!

Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda8 ext2 251M 242M 0 100% /
/dev/hda1 ext2 53M 13M 37M 26% /boot
/dev/hda6 ext2 5.3G 480M 4.5G 10% /home
/dev/hda5 ext2 5.3G 723M 4.3G 14% /usr
/dev/hda7 ext2 251M 32M 206M 14% /var
/dev/hda1 ext2 53M 13M 37M 26% /home2
 

feanor

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250 megs on root....
Wow, that really isn\'t enough.

Try moving /root to /home, and then symlink /home/root, to \"root\" within the root of the server.

I would actually start this server over... that 250 megs on root will be hell on earth to deal with in the future.
 

totalufo

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How do I do that? That is something I\'ve never done before and don\'t want to screw anything up. Can you give me detailed instructions?

Thanks a bunch!
Jason
 

feanor

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Well for the /root example...

When you are in / , as root in ssh :
type
\"mv /root /home\"
then wait for it to get done....
then:
\"ln -s /home/root root\"

That creates a symlink for root within \" / \", to point to the other partition, that has ample space.
 

Pete

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The best solution to ensure smooth operation over the long run, especially,since you only have 8 new accounts set up, is to reformat your drive with \"properly\" sized partitions. Check with your distributor, get their advice on how to split up your drive and then once done have them do the re-install..