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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2002

    [newbie question] :: Hard Drive Space Allocation on a server?

    OK, So I'm in WHM and here's what I see:

    Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda6 ext3 1011M 206M 754M 22% /
    /dev/hda1 ext3 30M 5.5M 23M 19% /boot
    /dev/hda8 ext3 47G 1.2G 43G 3% /home
    none tmpfs 235M 0 235M 0% /dev/shm
    /dev/hda7 ext3 494M 8.1M 460M 2% /tmp
    /dev/hda2 ext3 3.9G 3.3G 479M 88% /usr
    /dev/hda3 ext3 2.0G 190M 1.6G 10% /var
    /dev/hdc1 ext3 55G 1.5G 50G 3% /backup

    So here's what I don't understand... WHO sets the available sizes?

    and why are there so many hdas on my server?

    I always get warnings via e-mail saying that my hda2 is getting full - but to my knowledge, my websites only take up roughly 1gig... so what's the other 2gigs?

    I should have 60gig on my hdd, and 55 of it is for backups =)... how do I allocate it such that it's spread out? I'm a complete unix idiot, is there anyway of doing this within WHM?

    Thanks for the help again... yet another set of newbie questions...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Tacoma, Washington
    your websites should be under /home not /usr

    /usr fills up because it has the log files in it amongst other things. A quick fix you might try when it gets close to full is to go to:
    and delete the error log and access log.

    You can also go to
    and remove some of the larger domain logs in there.

    Just restart apache afterwards and they should be recreated again.

    Greg Moore
    Former Webhost... now, just a guy.

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