If you ever have your /tmp partition corrupted on a cPanel server you may face read-only errors while trying to write into the partition. That will also cause mysql, apache and other services to fail and stop working eventually. That’s why today we are going to show you how to re-create / rebuild corrupt /tmp partition with this quick fix.
How can I re-create or Rebuild corrupt /tmp partition?
On cPanel you can re-create and rebuild corrupt /tmp partition by following this simple steps.
1. Stop all services that are using /tmp
service httpd stop service mysql stop service exim stop service cpanel stp
2. Umount /tmp partition
umount -l /tmp umount -l /var/tmp
3. Remove corrupted partition
rm -fv /usr/tmpDSK
4. Re-create the /tmp partition
5. Verify it is mounted properly
You should see something like:
[firstname.lastname@example.org:~]df -ah | grep tmp /usr/tmpDSK 4.0G 189M 3.6G 5% /tmp /tmp 4.0G 189M 3.6G 5% /var/tmp
6. Set write permissions
chmod 1777 /tmp -v
7. Test if you can create new files on the partition
touch /tmp/test ls -alh /tmp/test
If you don’t see any errors, then that means the file was created successfull.
8. Start your service again
service httpd start service mysql start service exim start service cpanel start
Do you know other methods to recreate or rebuild corrupt /tmp partition? Please let us know.