Temporary error, Disk usage warning on /

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  1. haus

    haus New Member

    Yesterday I received a disk usage warning from cPanel monitoring:



    Mount Point:


    Percent Used:


    Disk Block Usage:


    12.39 GB


    1.4 GB


    13.79 GB

    ChkServd Version:


    I deleted some files and brought that usage down, noting that I only had 15GB total size of my VPS at the time. After a few minutes I checked again and my VPS size was reported to be 19GB. This morning I have 50GB. Was there some resizing happening on the host node that temporarily dropped my VPS' capacity resulting in this warning? As of today I'm back to:

    Size: 50G
    Used: 11G
    Available: 40G
    % used: 21%

  2. KH-Jonathan

    KH-Jonathan Director of Managed Services Staff Member

    @haus it does sound like this was from normal maintenance and is sometimes a symptom to pops up while your VPS is moving to new hardware. Feel free to open up a support ticket and request escalation citing this post if you'd like us to verify that.
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  3. haus

    haus New Member

    Thanks Jonathan. Since I wasn't making any changes I'm going to assume that's what it was and just file it away under things I might see from time to time. Just freaked me out a bit since I'm not used to filling disks so fast. I immediately went to /var/log and went looking for something going crazy but there was nothing unusual.
  4. onliveserver

    onliveserver New Member


    This is alert that system / partition goes to extreme position, wherever space goes to 80%, generate a alert message to mail ID.
    In that case of remove the term related files.
  5. haus

    haus New Member

    Please note in this particular case it was likely a host node (or move) operation that caused the error. It was *NOT* that we had used more than 80% of our space. The reason I wrote the post was because our VPS' reported capacity had dropped from 50GB to 15GB temporarily, which triggered the warning.
  6. KH-Jonathan

    KH-Jonathan Director of Managed Services Staff Member

    That's correct.

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