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/var at 97% - Symbolic links the answer?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dherb73, Nov 14, 2003.

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    Due to poor partitioning, my /var is only 251MB large. Currently, /var is at 97%. The main space hogs are as follows:

    22MB --- /var/spool/exim/input
    26MB --- /var/spool/up2date
    135MB --- /var/lib/mysql

    Can I create links for these directories? Or will there be problems associated with that. I've heard that problems may arise for mysql having to go through a link.
    Any help will be much appreciated, especially if it comes before WHM shuts down to prevent "something bad from happening" :eek: :)

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Update: If anyone is interested

    I tried creating a link for mysql. it didn't work. mysql won't create the socket file -- therefore it wouldn't start.

    Since I couldn't get mysql's datadir to change, I moved some of the larger databases to /usr/local/mysql/ and then created links to them in /var/lib/mysql and it works perfectly. /var is down to about 71% now from 97%.
     
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