The Community Forums

Interact with an entire community of cPanel & WHM users!
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

what is virtfs directory in /home/virtfs ??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SACHIN, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. SACHIN

    SACHIN Guest

    Hello,

    I want some suggession and advise about the virtfs in /home/virtfs.

    This /home/virtfs is a directory with a size of 84GB on the server. This directory is using very big space on the server, so we are facing some problem. Please give me some information about this directory.

    Will I face any problm if I delete this directory or move this directory.

    Thanks in advance.

    Sachin.
     
  2. WEB-PROS

    WEB-PROS Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2006
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    All i know is virtfs is a name of a program which lets your control VPS's

    Looks as if someone you host is running their own VPS's as virtfs allows you to run VPS but without actually running any programs.
     
    #2 WEB-PROS, Dec 2, 2006
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2006
  3. verdon

    verdon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2003
    Messages:
    836
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Northern Ontario, Canada
    cPanel Access Level:
    Root Administrator
    I think if you have jail shell enabled and users with shell, you will get that dir. I don't think deleting it is a good idea. Sorry I don't know more, but do some searching here because I have read a few other threads discussing this over the past couple years.
     
  4. mickalo

    mickalo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2002
    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    N.W. Iowa
    I WOULD NOT delete that folder. We did a while back by accident, and it screwed up our entire O/S and had to do a couple new O/S install. It cause a problem with the O/S kernel and other critical system files.

    Mickalo
     
  5. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2002
    Messages:
    13,475
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Go on, have a guess
    Indeed. The /home/virtfs is a file system for the jailshell shell. It uses hardlinks to system directories binaries and libraries to provide a limited shell environment. If you delete the files in it, you delete the actual system files they're linked to - bad idea. Just leave it well alone.
     
  6. SACHIN

    SACHIN Guest

    Hi,

    I would like to know if I move the /home/virtfs to /backup folder and create the symbolic of /backup/virtfs to /home/virtfs than will it work fine.

    I was thinking to do it from "ln -n".

    Thanks.
    Sachin
     
  7. mitul

    mitul Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2003
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    It would be a bad idea to move virtfs. Better is to leave it as it is.
     
  8. Voltio

    Voltio Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2004
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    There is no way to delete this directory properly?
     
  9. jonwatson

    jonwatson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2007
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Since it's hardlinked, its not taking up any space anyhow. Hard links are magic...
     
  10. abrender

    abrender Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2002
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    But they do double your users quota usage reported in cpanel.... which we have a problem with, but no solution :(
     
Loading...

Share This Page