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/usr getting full, what can I move/delete??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by patchwork, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. patchwork

    patchwork Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2001
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    My /usr partition is getting full, its currently at 85% and the latest cpanel upgrade has now been blocked due to lack of disk space.

    The domlogs got moved a long time ago so that's ok.

    It now seems the only big thing on the partition is cpanel itself.

    Device 	       Size 	Used 	Available 	Percent Used 	Mount Point
    /dev/sda3 	9.9G 	8.0G 	1.5G 	           85% 	         /usr
    [/usr]# du -h --max-depth=1
    130M    ./StorMan
    34M     ./include
    146M    ./bin
    8.0K    ./etc
    231M    ./lib64
    4.1G    ./local
    5.7M    ./mailscanner.old
    16K     ./lost+found
    120M    ./lib
    590M    ./share
    144K    ./mscpanel
    24M     ./libexec
    1.5M    ./src
    5.9M    ./mailscanner
    4.0K    ./games
    57M     ./sbin
    84K     ./man
    5.4G    .
    [/usr/local]# du -h --max-depth=1
    3.6G    ./cpanel
    3.4M    ./include
    64M     ./rvglobalsoft
    84K     ./rvsubversion
    30M     ./bin
    31M     ./frontpage
    60K     ./etc
    8.6M    ./burnintest
    45M     ./lib64
    168M    ./apache
    108K    ./bandmin
    7.9M    ./lib
    180M    ./share
    4.0K    ./libexec
    4.0K    ./src
    4.0K    ./games
    364K    ./sbin
    1.5M    ./modsecurity
    1.1M    ./csf
    252K    ./man
    8.0K    ./apache.backup_archive
    4.1G    .
    [/usr/local/cpanel]# du -h --max-depth=1
    12K     ./ea2-tools
    9.3M    ./java-sys
    48K     ./entropychat
    404M    ./3rdparty
    577M    ./bin
    44K     ./cpupdatepatches
    236K    ./obj
    144K    ./sys_cpanel
    76K     ./var
    2.8M    ./build-tools
    8.0M    ./locale
    2.0M    ./lang
    20K     ./redhat
    2.1M    ./etc
    14M     ./lib64
    5.2M    ./scripts
    425M    ./whostmgr
    20M     ./perl
    76M     ./logs
    176K    ./img-sys
    3.0M    ./lib
    2.1M    ./share
    43M     ./cgi-sys
    1016K   ./libexec
    76K     ./tmp
    16K     ./t-dist
    36K     ./htdocs
    312K    ./install
    86M     ./cpaddons
    207M    ./src
    4.5M    ./Whostmgr
    33M     ./Cpanel
    1.6G    ./base
    228K    ./shared
    48K     ./php
    4.0K    ./modules-install
    16K     ./docs
    4.0K    ./.spamassassin
    16K     ./sqloptimizer
    4.0K    ./.cpanel
    84K     ./hooks
    520K    ./cloudflare-CloudFlare-CPanel-acadf01
    3.6G    .
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    cPanel recommends 16G for the /usr partition if you are using an advanced partition scheme. However, note that ideally, you should use a single partition (/) or two partitions if you prefer to use swap, and have the "/" partition grow to fill disk. It's documented here:

    Step 5: Configure Your Operating System

    I suggest migrating the accounts or backing them up and restoring them after installing the OS, configuring the partitions again, and reinstalling cPanel. This will help you to avoid this problem in the future. Beyond that, you may want to review the disk usage reported by "du -sh" compared to what you see when using "df -h". The output you posted shows a few GB difference.

    Thank you.
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  3. patchwork

    patchwork Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2001
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    Thank you for your suggestions.

    Its a bit late now to be doing a full reinstall, it isn't really a viable option, that would require an extra server and possibly some down time too.

    Moving something to give me an extra few hundred meg will have to be the best option for now.

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