/usr getting filled up in cPanel server

/usr getting filled up in cPanel server

Following actions can be performed if /usr is consuming high disk usage:

Check whether it is getting filled up due to mailman.

root@server[/usr]# du -sch /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman
4.8G /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman
4.8G total

If mailman is having maximum disk usage, you can move it to /home and create a symblolic link to the original location.

Firstly stop cPanel and take a backup of mailman before proceeding with the task.

cp -R /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman /home/mailman.bak

After doing that, move only these directories in /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/ location:


After that, symlink them back to /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman location:

ln -s /home/mailman/archives /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/archives
ln -s /home/mailman/lists /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/lists
ln -s /home/mailman/logs /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/logs
ln -s /home/mailman/messages /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/messages

Finally, chown for ownership to mailman:mailman:

chown -R mailman:mailman /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/{archives,lists,logs,messages}

Start cPanel once the work is complete and check the websites and mail and ensure whether everything is working fine.

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