virtfs counts against our storage quota?

Discussion in 'Linux VPS/Dedicated - cPanel' started by hostingdoc, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. hostingdoc

    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?
  2. Dion

    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.
  3. hostingdoc

    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.
  4. KH-Jonathan

    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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