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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by maverick23, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. maverick23

    maverick23 Well-Known Member

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    Hi..

    i know this question must have got asked multiple times but here i am asking again as i could not find a satisfactory resolution to my problem.

    present df -h output of my system is :-

    /dev/sda5 7.8G 907M 6.5G 13% /
    /dev/sda8 195G 120G 65G 65% /home
    /dev/sda6 996M 336M 609M 36% /tmp
    /dev/sda3 7.8G 5.8G 1.7G 78% /usr
    /dev/sda2 9.7G 2.7G 6.6G 29% /var
    /dev/sda1 122M 17M 99M 15% /boot
    tmpfs 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /dev/shm
    /dev/sdb1 226G 144G 71G 67% /backup


    Its been long that i have been able to manage the space for cpanel directory but now this is out of hands.

    the only directory consuming most of the space is of cpanel.

    now i have a few questions:-

    Can i move cpanel's directory to some other location? if not then how do i reduce the size. Present structure is below:-

    44K ./cpupdatepatches
    4.0K ./.cpanel
    180K ./img-sys
    4.6M ./scripts
    35M ./cgi-sys
    16K ./.spamassassin
    2.2M ./etc
    20K ./redhat
    256K ./shared
    39M ./logs
    4.0K ./mail
    26M ./cpaddons
    2.0M ./lang
    8.1M ./locale
    84K ./hooks
    328K ./install
    56K ./apache
    12K ./ea2-tools
    16K ./docs
    148M ./src
    9.4M ./java-sys
    2.2M ./share
    36K ./htdocs
    4.5M ./Whostmgr
    248K ./obj
    56K ./php
    756K ./libexec
    416M ./bin
    9.1M ./lib
    144K ./sys_cpanel
    31M ./Cpanel
    18M ./perl
    1.9M ./build-tools
    173M ./modules-install
    48K ./entropychat
    16K ./t-dist
    905M ./3rdparty
    289M ./whostmgr
    76K ./var
    394M ./base
    16K ./sqloptimizer
    76K ./tmp
    2.6G .


    i had already moved the mailman directory and it is located separately.

    what is it that i can remove or move?

    Otherwise is it safe to move the cpanel directory itself?

    Please help..
     
  2. tobaniyi

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    I faced this issue myself a while back. I tried moving cPanel directory as you suggested and boy did I regret that... Took a while to get the system back in order. Eventually, I moved the log folder in cpanel directory and domlogs in Apache directory and symlinked them to their original locations. It appears the log files were using up so much space and helped reduce the usage drastically.


    I hope this helps.

    Regards
     
  3. MilesWeb

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    If you wish to move the cPanel directory to a different partition, create a symlink and point it to the cPanel directory. This is a workaround that you can apply.

    In the long run, setting up a new server with larger partitions is a better option.
     
  4. maverick23

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    Hi tobaniyi,

    Thanks for your response but the log file size for cpanel directory is only 39 MB so it would not make much of a difference, and apache folder along with logs is also 175 MB even it would not make difference.

    Below is for /usr directory

    1.7M ./kerberos
    88K ./man
    8.0K ./games
    68K ./cron
    16K ./lost+found
    12K ./etc
    102M ./sbin
    2.8G ./local
    27M ./include
    104M ./src
    1.1G ./share
    21M ./libexec
    204M ./bin
    675M ./lib
    16K ./X11R6
    5.0G .


    and for /usr/local it is

    1.4M ./modsecurity
    1.2M ./csf
    44K ./man
    8.0K ./games
    28K ./etc
    2.7M ./IonCube
    8.0K ./sbin
    2.6G ./cpanel
    175M ./apache
    3.9M ./include
    6.6M ./src
    264K ./share
    108K ./bandmin
    32K ./php
    8.0K ./libexec
    20M ./bin
    4.1M ./lib
    32M ./frontpage
    1.5M ./cpanel-rollback
    2.8G .

    Is there anything that can be done without going for a re-install or new setup?
     
  5. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    I do not recommend moving files and adding symbolic links for the /usr/local/cpanel directory. While it might seem like a bit of work, the best way to resolve this issue is to reinstall the OS/cPanel and restore the accounts. When installing the OS, ensure you use the recommended partition setup:

    cPanel Install - Partition Scheme

    Thank you.
     
  6. maverick23

    maverick23 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your response Michael, but this server is running since 2010 and at that time this was the recommended partition structure installed by ThePlanet.
     
  7. cPanelMichael

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    The cPanel transfer tools can make migrations to new servers relatively simple. There are several threads open with tips on how to reduce downtown during a server migration if you decide to take that route.

    Thank you.
     
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