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When I was trying to resolve the issue as seen in this question, I figured out that a specific partition is out of space.

I have a specified folder which I allow all ftp uploading of multimedia files from all users -- located at "/srv/media" and owned by apache.

I did not notice the storage allocation until I began receiving errors; so how do I ensure files are being saved to the larger partition? Must the media folder be located under home??

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
                       50G   47G     0 100% /
tmpfs                 7.8G     0  7.8G   0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1             485M   54M  406M  12% /boot
                      860G  200M  816G   1% /home

Any guidance in this matter is greatly appreciated.

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I believe this is related to your other question. I have edited to include the link to your other question as well. Please feel free to remove if you think it is not needed. – Ramesh May 27 '14 at 21:13
@RyanPrentiss Do you have any free space left in the volume group (vgdisplay)? – Patrick May 27 '14 at 21:39
up vote 2 down vote accepted

This will put the directory on the home partition.

#do this as root
mv /srv/media /home; ln -s /home/media /srv

You may want to consider looking at disk quotas at well.

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Thank you. Easy fix. – Ryan Prentiss May 27 '14 at 23:51

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