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/home partition filled up.. upgrade help

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by atomicmak, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. atomicmak

    atomicmak Guest

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    dear friends,

    i have plesk running 250 domains and my

    /home/
    folder gettting filled up.
    infact my primary HD on which plesk setup is arround 80% and i want to increase my hosting space.

    is there any good help we can do upgrade of HD without breaking anything ?

    migration is really hard process to do on another server.

    please guide.
     
  2. CCHickman

    CCHickman Regular Pleskian

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    Is this a server that you have physical access to upgrade?

    I don't know what you specs are, but if you had a 40GB HD in your server and were adding a 200GB HD, I would quickly tell you to simply move /home/httpd/vhosts/ to the new drive and create a symlink to it.

    However if the situation is that you have a server with 120GB and would like to double the size, then I'm not too sure what to tell you.

    You may consider getting a second server and migrating accounts in groups, then switching the DNS in PLESK to forward to your new server and investing some time making a smooth, transparent transition -- unless you can afford downtime.

    Additionally, if you do have hands on access to your server, I'm sure you could Ghost a HD to a larger HD with more room also.

    It's a tough situation =(
     
  3. atomicmak

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    thanks for the reply.
    symlink idea is good.

    i have 73gb scsi and on that i have plesk and i do have another 73gb extra in which i do keep server backup.

    my domains hosted on server having big plans and using higher amount of space not much traffic tho.

    now i want to increase my /home/httpd/vhosts space and so as mail location space too.

    any easy doing guide will be helpful for me rather to migrate 250+ doamins to another server having big hd space.

    thanks a lot in advance for the help you are giving me.
     
  4. CCHickman

    CCHickman Regular Pleskian

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    You may want to try using symlinks on a client by client basis also.

    If you have one client who uses 60GB, you could symlink

    /home/httpd/vhosts/thatsite.com

    onto the new hard drive...

    Symlinks work so beautifully... from the perspective of a home Windows user who loves running a Linux box remotely - it blows me away how symlinks work exactly as they are supposed to ... they are such a lifesaver!
     
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