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Rule of thumb for when to increase drive space (or reduce drive usage)?

Discussion in 'Workarounds and Optimization' started by spaceman, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. spaceman

    spaceman Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Now that we can customise the point at which drive space warnings are set (http://forums.cpanel.net/f334/case-12462-customize-threshold-system-wide-disk-space-check-190891.html), my question is:

    What's a good rule of thumb in terms of setting a "sensible" warning setting, i.e. one that is a timely prompt for either increasing available storage space and/or decreasing the (large) files on the server?

    On the one hand we're incentivised as web hosting providers to have a server fully utilised, but on the other we don't want this to be at the expense of degraded server performance.

    Any suggestions anyone?

    Thanks,

    Ross
     
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    I would say to migrate or increase at around 70% depending on how fast you fill space. Then you have time to move to a new server if you have to.
     
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    spaceman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your reply. If the truth be told I was expecting somewhere more in the 80%, as I don't think we've seen any obvious performance issues below 80%. Would be good to get more opinions on this. Thx.
     
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