What is the /home/virtfs directory

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GTFO

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I have a directory on my servers call /home/virtfs . This directory has a sizeable amount of files within it, and is not a user directory. Best I can tell, it looks like it was added by cpanel. Does anyone know what this directory is for, and whether its contents can be deleted ?
 

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Google is your friend :)
Virtfs is a Perl script which aids in creating virtual servers (including setting up your virtual servers for most services, such as FTP, SMTP, and IMAP/POP Mail) and is highly configurable, fast, and easy to use. In addition, Virtfs can also be used as a system administration tool for your virtual servers.
 

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I believe that directory is created when you have jailshell enabled and a shell user logs in. I imagine it stands for virtual file system.

That's about the extent of my knowledge. I played with jailshell once and with one other test shell user, and it created a file system for that user.... but generally speaking, nobody on my server but me gets shell. I just left the directory there for now (even though the test user no longer exists).

My gut tells me that this file system may be some kind of hard links, so I've been a little leary to delete them. If you have a lot of files in there, I suspect you have shell users, so you likely wouldn't want to delete them anywise.

Maybe somebody with more knowledge than me can shed more light :)
 

GTFO

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I'd not be concerned about this directory if it was not so massive in size. For some reason I seem to have a user with a 13 gb directory?!?!
 
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