Well-Known Member
Jul 27, 2002
Hello all,

I have a few physical Cpanel servers and i need to move them to a VPS. As the tech was working on one of the server, he noticed that one of my partitions was marked as :-

/usr/tmpDSK 485M 28M 433M 6% /tmp

Now the tech says this is causing issues in the process, and since i had not created this i am not sure from where did this come from, I thought it would be good to ask the board if some one can shed some light on this.

a) Can i go ahead and delete this ? if yes , HOW?
b) What happens to /tmp after i delete this ?
c) How can i restore this issue back to normal, with a separate /tmp partition

Any help pls ?
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Well-Known Member
May 20, 2003
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Not sure what sort of problem this would be causing, unless its full of garbage.

cPanel can secure the tmp directory with the script /scripts/securetmp which creates tmpDSK

For example if you wanted to resize the tmp dir you'd edit that script and check this line:
my $tmpdsksize = 512000; # Must be larger than 250000

If you look further into that script you'll find references to tmpDSK throughout.

Can you explain more about what problems he's running into?

Do not delete or empty that directory if you're unsure of what you're doing. You could crash all sites that require MySQL.