virtfs counts against our storage quota?

hostingdoc

New Member
Have a 15GB SSD-1 account and noticed that I'm using a total of 8GB but because of virtfs, I'm at 15+ GB. I thought virtfs were just symlinks to the original files so therefore shouldn't count against storage? Am I mistaken?
 

Dion

Member
According to the /home/0_README_BEFORE_DELETING_VIRTFS file on your system, the /home/virtfs directory does not count against your disk space usage, and the generated warnings can be ignored. That is a generic cPanel file, however, so I don't know if it applies to KnownHost servers.
 

hostingdoc

New Member
Thanks for responding. I read that too and was surprised to be getting quota warnings... Was told by tech support that virtfs does count against my storage and that I needed to upgrade. Latest cPanel says you can't disable virtfs, which makes any storage package bought, half of what it's actually worth due to virtfs replicating all users.
 

KH-Jonathan

Director of Managed Services
Staff member
I think there's a bit of a misunderstanding here.

To clarify:

virtfs does use inodes.
virtfs does not use disk space.
 
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