Problem copying an account...

EMS

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Copying an account from another server in WHM, gets to the "Copying homedir" part and the progress just keeps on going.....
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... And going and going.

The homedir is only about 16MB. I've tried this one 3 times and the same thing happens each time - just for this one account.


Any suggestions ?
 

BenThomas

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Feb 12, 2004
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I've seen this happen on one server where du and quotas reported a relatively small account. However, closer examination revealed a corrupted file that ls reported as 2TB! After fsck'ing the disk all was in order.

Also make sure that there aren't any weird recursive symlinks. I'm pretty sure that the archive command just dumps the symlinks but it's worth checking out as well.
 

ZapX.net

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I had this same issue last night! A new customer signed up and wanted her account transfered from another server. The homedir was copied, so it said, but then it got stuck on "creating archive...".