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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HH-Steven, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. HH-Steven

    HH-Steven Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Im currently trying to do a mixture of moving an account (from a different server) and fixing the quotas of a friends server. (i have root)

    1.) When trying to access the cpanel via whm for the respective account i get the following error :

    Sorry for the inconvience!
    The root partition on this server is running out of disk space. Cpanel operation has been temporarily suspended to prevent something bad from happening. Please ask your system admin to remove any files not in use on that partition.

    ok, simple enough, you think?

    Not when the quotas are totally messed up, in my opinion the server was setup incorrectly (not by me),

    > Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda1 4.9G 4.9G 54M 99%

    I have been assured that the hdd is bigger than 5 gb (40 if i remember rightly) and after checking the files and folders via WinSCP i can clearly see that he is not using anywhere near 4.9 GB, (approx 300 MB on last cpanel access)

    Any help or advice on this is greatly appreciated, thankyou.
     
  2. Blue|Fusion

    Blue|Fusion Well-Known Member

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    Copy the output of the command: df
     
  3. HH-Steven

    HH-Steven Well-Known Member

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    $ df
    Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda1 5120000 5072668 47332 100% /

    But as i said, ive checked all folders and files manually via WinSCP and theres no way hes using that much space.

    All the site is is a vbulletin forum, files are roughly 300mb in total and database is approx 120mb

    That is the only account on the server and there are no redundant logs (cleared) or downloads etc.....
     
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    cd /
    du -sh

    Paste the output. That'll take a while, because it'll run through the entire disk and add up all the usage.
     
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    He's not using that much space. It's your servers root partition that is full. That prevents other things from working properly.
     
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    Get the drive properly partitioned with the full space, not just 4GB, as that is definately not right.
     
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    I'm making him run du to prove that there's 5 gig in use (because you cant get a cpanel install and the o/s into 300meg) but yes, the disk is partitioned incorrectly as well (that's the actual root of your problem here).
     
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    You may have /tmp under / (not its own partition)

    If you have been copying accounts to the server or something, then you may have filled up /tmp with cpmove-* files.

    Have a look in /tmp and see if there is anything there that you can remove.

    cd /tmp
    ls -la

    Please post the full output of df, so we can see what partitions you have - It looks as though you just need to clear the / partition out.
     
  9. HH-Steven

    HH-Steven Well-Known Member

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    Well at the end of the day i managed to move the whole account on to my server without much hassle at all.

    So it isnt really a problem anymore but thanks to everyone who tried to help.
     
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