Partition nearing full use, how to expand?

kjtocool

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Hey everyone,

I have an issue with a dedicated server I manage. I have 6 different devices:

/dev/sda1 -> /boot (97M 45% used)
/dev/sda2 -> /usr (9.9G 59% used)
/dev/sda3 -> /var (9.9G 89% used)
/dev/sda5 -> / (2G 19% used)
/dev/sda8 -> /home (890G 3% used)

As you can see, /var is getting full due to some growing MySQL databases. I'm going to need to expand the size allocated to /var, but I have no experience doing so, and am concerned.

Is this an easy fix, or something I should look to hire out?

Thanks!
 

vanessa

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You probably won't be able to expand the partition size for /var - this really depends on how the partitions are laid out on the disk, but regardless, it's not a good idea. Since you have plenty of space on /home, I would just relocate your MySQL databases there and call it a day:

How to Change the Location of MySQL on cPanel :: The cPanel Admin