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What to do when /usr/local/cpanel fills up?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sam12, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Sam12

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    Hey everyone.

    I'm a complete noob when it comes to server administration. I have rented myself a VPS with WHM and cPanel. The server has 1GB RAM, Intel Xeon E5620 @ 2.4GHz and 10GB of SSD space. Recently my e-mail has been filling up with messages from cPanel saying that there is not enough free space in /usr/local/cpanel to update my cPanel and WHM. How do I free enough space for these updates? How can I view what files are taking so much space and if they can be deleted? I suspect it's logs of some sort building up because I haven't really used the server at all. How do I prevent this problem in the future?

    Here's a pic of disk usage: srv1.jpg

    I just want to host my own website but I need to learn how to manage my VPS.

    This is probably a foolish beginner question but I'd greatly appreciate all the help I can get. If you can just point me in the right direction where I can learn then I would appreciate even that.

    Thank you for your help.
     
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    Hello :)

    cPanel requires a minimum of 20 GB of disk space:

    Hardware Requirements

    In addition, the cPanel & WHM installation and upgrade processes require at least 3 GB of additional disk space for staging purposes. Are you able to have additional space allotted to your VPS?

    Thank you.
     
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    Hey Michael, thanks for the quick reply.

    I will contact the company I rented the VPS from and ask them if they are willing to up my disk space from 10GB to 25GB. How much free space should be allocated to WHM/cPanel/CentOS 6.6 of that 25GB? I only need little space for my own sites because they contain just basic HTML/CSS and some pictures.

    If I do indeed get the 25GB, will cPanel/WHM take care of updates on it's own and I won't encounter this problem anymore?

    Thank you.
     
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    Yes, 25G should be sufficient for the cPanel/WHM updates and operation. The partition setup you posted is configured so there's no separate partition for cPanel. That's recommended, and should work without any issues.

    Thank you.
     
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