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whm is filling up my disk ......

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by methos, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. methos

    methos Member

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    the / partition of my disk has been steadily filling up daily, it is on a separate partition to /home so although I would expect it to fluctuate some, I would not expect it to just keep filling up more and more each day.

    When I investigated further, it seems that the /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot directory is steadily filling up with files named core.22123 and the like, these files seem to be added daily ... does anyone know what they are, and if they are needed? if it goes on like this they are going to swallow up all my disk space........

    thanks.
     
  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Core files are generally created when an application malfunctions for some reason and the contents of the kernal core are dumped. I'd highly recommend you submit a support ticket with your licensing provider so it can be determined what is causing the malfunction so corrective action can be taken.
     
  3. methos

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    Thanks David,

    I think I have it actually - I have the whmreseller plugin and it has been malfunctioning recently and causing segmentation errors when it tries to run a backup cron job ... I think this is the culprit.

    could you just confirm that these are just dump files, and apart from needing them for the purpose of investigating the underlying problem, I can safely delete them?

    Thanks
     
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    Yes, you can safely delete them. However, if they continue to be created, I'd recommend further investigation into the issue.
     
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