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Service Status: /home at 81%

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by openned, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. openned

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm a complete noob to cPanel and I've spent a good deal of time googling and looking through support docs, couldn't find anything. I've checked my Service Status and this is what I get:

    Server Load 2.19 (8 cpus)
    Memory Used 30.6 %
    Swap Used 9.77 %
    Disk /dev/sda5 (/) 6 %
    Disk /dev/sda7 (/tmp) 7 %
    Disk /dev/sda8 (/home) 81 %
    Disk /dev/sda1 (/boot) 27 %
    Disk /dev/sda2 (/var) 54 %
    Disk /dev/sda3 (/usr) 66 %

    The (/home) is running at 81% and the status indicator is yellow. Is this something I should be worrying about? If you could phrase it as close to layman's terms I'd be very grateful, I know next to nothing about such things as all of this was set up by a friend.
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    /home is where most user data is stored (web pages, mail, cPanel settings but not databases). Once this drive becomes full, users will likely no longer receive email, be able to upload more content and so forth.

    At 80%, it's something to keep an eye on from time to time and start coming up with a plan on how to expand disk capacity in the future (e.g. simply add another hard disk and store all new accounts on that disk instead). When it gets to 90%, then it's time to be concerned and start taking action.
     
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    I would probably take a quick look through and see if there is unneeded junk in that directory, but most likely it is time to order another/bigger drive so you have it ready and on hand when it is time to add /home space. Another option might be to investigate your disk quotas and make sure they are being enforced.
     
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    Thanks for the quick response and the helpful advice, I'll keep an eye on it.
     
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