Unexpected increase shows-in disk usage

Hello,
I am on VPS using CyberPanel with OpenLiteSpeed, where my actual website contents, databases etc. are below 50% of total disk space allotted on my VPS but now my “disk usage” shows unexpected increase up-to 91% and continuously increasing.
I am unable to figure-out why this happened and need help to figure-out it and fix the issue due to this happened.
I am appreciating for any help regarding fixing of this issue.
Please see it here: unexpected increase shows-in disk usage - Image on Pasteboard

Thanks

And how we can help if we dont know what is using so much disk space? THats a bit of to less information to help out in anyway.

Hello @Pimmal
I have made editing in “Postfix” and “Spamassassin” as the information given at here:

After making changes in the files as per the info given; this issue comes and my “disk usage” shows unexpected increase and continuously increasing.
If any more info required to fix it then I am ready to shown at here.
Thanks

Hello,
I have made editing in /etc/crontab and take it back on previous configuration without " Making a Cron Job to Automate Spam Definition Updates" and removed:
00 02 * * * root /bin/sa-update && /sbin/service spamassassin restart
from /etc/crontab
as per the info given at here: Install SpamAssassin and Stop Email Spam on CyberPanel! - CyberPanel

After removing this; and executing this command:
systemctl restart crond.service

The unexpected increase in disk usage stopped now.
From the present situation it shows that this issue comes from the “Making a Cron Job to Automate Spam Definition Updates”.
Now, I need help to clean my disk space that’s occupied during the execution of “Cron Job” for automatic spamassassin spam definition updates.
Please let me know how can I do it; I am appreciating for any help to clean my disk usage from unnecessarily space occupied.

Thanks

Hello,
I have errors, when I am going to update my VPS server through the command:
yum update -y

and the errors are in detail here:

[root@server ~]# yum update -y
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
epel/x86_64/metalink | 12 kB 00:00:00

base | 3.6 kB 00:00:00
copr:copr.fedorainfracloud.org:copart:restic | 3.3 kB 00:00:00
dovecot-2.3-latest | 2.9 kB 00:00:00
epel | 4.7 kB 00:00:00
extras | 2.9 kB 00:00:00
gf | 2.9 kB 00:00:00
litespeed | 3.6 kB 00:00:00
litespeed-update | 3.6 kB 00:00:00
lux | 3.0 kB 00:00:00
mariadb | 2.9 kB 00:00:00
powerdns-auth-42 | 2.9 kB 00:00:00
updates | 2.9 kB 00:00:00
(1/4): epel/x86_64/updateinfo | 1.0 MB 00:00:00
(2/4): litespeed/7/x86_64/primary_db | 405 kB 00:00:00
(3/4): epel/x86_64/primary_db | 6.9 MB 00:00:00
(4/4): litespeed-update/7/x86_64/primary_db | 328 kB 00:00:00
Resolving Dependencies
→ Running transaction check
—> Package MariaDB-server.x86_64 0:10.1.46-1.el7.centos will be updated
—> Package MariaDB-server.x86_64 0:10.5.9-1.el7.centos will be an update
—> Package clamav.x86_64 0:0.103.0-3.el7 will be updated
—> Package clamav.x86_64 0:0.103.1-3.el7 will be an update
—> Package clamav-filesystem.noarch 0:0.103.0-3.el7 will be updated
—> Package clamav-filesystem.noarch 0:0.103.1-3.el7 will be an update
—> Package clamav-lib.x86_64 0:0.103.0-3.el7 will be updated
—> Package clamav-lib.x86_64 0:0.103.1-3.el7 will be an update
—> Package clamav-update.x86_64 0:0.103.0-3.el7 will be updated
—> Package clamav-update.x86_64 0:0.103.1-3.el7 will be an update
—> Package openlitespeed.x86_64 0:1.6.20-2.el7 will be updated
—> Package openlitespeed.x86_64 0:1.6.21-1.el7 will be an update
→ Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

============================================================================================================================================
Package Arch Version Repository Size

Updating:
MariaDB-server x86_64 10.5.9-1.el7.centos CyberPanel 26 M
clamav x86_64 0.103.1-3.el7 CyberPanel 420 k
clamav-filesystem noarch 0.103.1-3.el7 CyberPanel 40 k
clamav-lib x86_64 0.103.1-3.el7 CyberPanel 829 k
clamav-update x86_64 0.103.1-3.el7 CyberPanel 121 k
openlitespeed x86_64 1.6.21-1.el7 litespeed 50 M

Transaction Summary

Upgrade 6 Packages

Total download size: 78 M
Downloading packages:
Delta RPMs disabled because /usr/bin/applydeltarpm not installed.
MariaDB-server-10.5.9-1.el7.ce FAILED
https://rep.cyberpanel.net/mariadb/rpms/MariaDB-server-10.5.9-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm: [Errno 14] curl#60 - “Peer’s Certificate has expired.”
Trying other mirror.
clamav-0.103.1-3.el7.x86_64.rp FAILED
https://rep.cyberpanel.net/epel/Packages/c/clamav-0.103.1-3.el7.x86_64.rpm: [Errno 14] curl#60 - “Peer’s Certificate has expired.”–:-- ETA
Trying other mirror.
clamav-filesystem-0.103.1-3.el FAILED
https://rep.cyberpanel.net/epel/Packages/c/clamav-filesystem-0.103.1-3.el7.noarch.rpm: [Errno 14] curl#60 - “Peer’s Certificate has expired.”
Trying other mirror.
clamav-lib-0.103.1-3.el7.x86_6 FAILED
https://rep.cyberpanel.net/epel/Packages/c/clamav-lib-0.103.1-3.el7.x86_64.rpm: [Errno 14] curl#60 - “Peer’s Certificate has expired.”- ETA
Trying other mirror.
clamav-update-0.103.1-3.el7.x8 FAILED
https://rep.cyberpanel.net/epel/Packages/c/clamav-update-0.103.1-3.el7.x86_64.rpm: [Errno 14] curl#60 - "Peer’s Certificate has expired."TA
Trying other mirror.
(1/6): openlitespeed-1.6.21-1.el7.x86_64.rpm | 50 MB 00:00:04

Error downloading packages:
clamav-filesystem-0.103.1-3.el7.noarch: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
clamav-0.103.1-3.el7.x86_64: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
clamav-lib-0.103.1-3.el7.x86_64: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
clamav-update-0.103.1-3.el7.x86_64: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
MariaDB-server-10.5.9-1.el7.centos.x86_64: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.

[root@server ~]#

I need help and appreciate for kind help to fix this issue.

Thanks

check that your /etc/resolv.conf has resolvers. Should see something like

[root@server ~]# cat /etc/resolv.conf
nameserver 8.8.8.8
nameserver 8.8.4.4

Type your comment> @ianw5555 said:

check that your /etc/resolv.conf has resolvers. Should see something like

[root@server ~]# cat /etc/resolv.conf
nameserver 8.8.8.8
nameserver 8.8.4.4

Hello ianw5555,
Yes, my /etc/resolv.conf has resolvers and it is as:
options timeout:1 attempts:1
nameserver 153.92.2.25
nameserver 2a02:4780::25
nameserver 9.9.9.9

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I suggest you change them to google 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 nameservers, then try again.

Hello ianw5555,
One more thing I have noticed that I am able to send emails (user@mydomain.com) to Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail etc. and that mails goes to Inboxes of Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail etc. but when I can send emails from Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail etc. then I can’t receive emails (user@mydomain.com).

Thanks

Type your comment> @ianw5555 said:

I suggest you change them to google 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 nameservers, then try again.

Hello @ianw5555,
After making changes; and running the update command:
yum update -y
the same error again comes.

Thanks

Contact your host about this

Hello @ianw5555,
Due to some misconfiguration in Postfix (main.cf, master.cf), Dovecot, and in Spamassassin; an unexpected increase shows in disk usage.
At present I have stopped Postfix, Dovecot and Spamassassin services or simply email services because I need first to clear cached data done by these Daemon’s, but I don’t know how can I do it?
Please help me and direct me to the right way through which I can successfully cleared my unnecessary disk space due to Postfix, Dovecot and Spamassassin cached data.
I am appreciating for the help to do it.

Thanks

I´m a bit confused, you complain about full hdd and now i see only update things?

Can you say were or on which folder you get full of disk?

Cyberpanel has many issues in Centos 7, myself I switched to Ubuntu. The main reason is that the cp install script doesn’t add the official yum repos for the packages it needs except for litespeed. Therefore, packages like postfix/dovecot/docker etc are loaded from the default centos/epel repo which is seriously outdated.

My 2 cents are: unless you use Cloudlinux or really know your way around manually upgrading all those 3rd party packages, switch to Ubuntu. This should be in bold red announcement box on forums/documentation/github.

Hello @usmannasir @CyberPanel
After investigating the increase in disk fill-up; mailscanner comes in-front that shows unexpected size.
Please take a look at here:
[root@server ~]# du -sh /var/lib/mysql/*
166M /var/lib/mysql/abc_phpn1
1.3G /var/lib/mysql/abc_stck1
16K /var/lib/mysql/aria_log.00000001
4.0K /var/lib/mysql/aria_log_control
9.0M /var/lib/mysql/cyberpanel
42M /var/lib/mysql/abc_c5
76M /var/lib/mysql/ibdata1
48M /var/lib/mysql/ib_logfile0
48M /var/lib/mysql/ib_logfile1
4.0K /var/lib/mysql/abc.pid
42M /var/lib/mysql/abc_concrete
542M /var/lib/mysql/abc_phplist
12G /var/lib/mysql/mailscanner
0 /var/lib/mysql/multi-master.info
13M /var/lib/mysql/mysql
0 /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
8.0K /var/lib/mysql/performance_schema
42M /var/lib/mysql/abcd_concrete
53M /var/lib/mysql/abcd_helpdesk
24K /var/lib/mysql/tc.log
8.0K /var/lib/mysql/test
4.0K /var/lib/mysql/vps.server.local.err
[root@server ~]#

Now, how can I disable mailscanner functionality or uninstall completely from my server.

Thanks

Hello @usmannasir @CyberPanel
An optional I need help for disabling Postfix header_checks
How can I disable Postfix header_checks through which mailscanner also disabled?

Thanks