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Volume addition for a large account on WHM, how does it work?

I have an account on our WHM server that is getting large and will soon need more space. I’ve already added a new volume and it shows up in WHM without issue. My question is, can the single account stay where it is and expand on to the new volume as needed, automatically?


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Not quite what I was looking for, I did find that before posting. But thank you for your reply. I got my answer though, added below.

No, WHM does not automatically use the added on volume as needed for a single account. You need to move the account to the volume as a whole. To do that, go in the “basic webhost manager setup” and update the “Additional home directories” section to your new volume name after attaching it, I ran the commands they recommend in the “set up volume” dropdown after creation, but not 100% I needed to as it said it was already attached. After that you need to use the “rearrange account” tool to move the data to the new disk.

Helped from the cPanel message forum https://forums.cpanel.net/threads/volume-addition-for-a-large-account-on-whm-how-does-it-work.700673/

Hello,

There was a similar question asked here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-do-i-add-a-new-volume-disk-to-my-droplet-for-whm-cpanel-to-use-as-home2-how-can-i-downgrade-downsize

The solution as suggested by @alexdo was the following:

Login to WHM –> Basic WebHost Manager® Setup –> set /home2 directory instead of /home

By default all directories matching the “Home Directory Prefix” are checked for available disk space and the directory with the most free space will be used.

Additional home directories matching the following value will also be used for new home directory creations. (Leaving this value blank disables the feature.) Only mount points are considered. This option only takes one value.

You could take the same approach and move the large account to a /home2 directory backed up by block storage.

Hope that this helps.

Best,

Bobby