Increasing size of /TMP folder

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Does anyone know how to increase the size of /TMP folder. I am using cPanel. Is it a cPanel thing or a Linux thing?

Is it easy to do?
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It would be a linux thing, but unless the admin has quotas set the size of the folder should be dynamic depending on how much stuff is in it.
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And if the folder is a partition and in your fstab, it would have to be a logical volume in an extended partition.

Am I making sense? I'm feeling like I am studdering out rubbish.
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Well, that's not an easy one to answer. If you are on a hosting plan, you could have a /tmp that is not equal to the system's /tmp. That is to say, the host could have assigned a tmp dir in the user's project directory -- a distinct tmp for each hosted entity. I am not saying that is how it is, just that it's possible. What you see as /tmp could actually be /home/www/<client_name_root>/tmp.

Regardless, if the dir is a file system, and the host is not running a jfs, gpfs or similar file system that can be dynamically altered than increasing / decreasing space requires a bit more work and is something they are not likely to do.

If that is just a function of cpanel, I have no idea. Probably a question better suited for the hosting discussion thread. I personally don't use panels, professionally or personally.

Bottom line, ask your host.

If you ARE the host, and you are running this on a dedicated machine then the first thing to discover is if this is a tmp dir maintained by cpanel itself or a sym link to the actual /tmp.
Modifying your topology on the fly is a dangerous game.

I know. No real help at all.
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I own the server and have root access.

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