The usage of mailbox space is different in Plesk and on disk




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    Mailbox size can be higher than the available disk size if a mail file is hard linked numerous times. 

    To find if you have hard links in your MailDir use:

       find . -typef -links +1 -exec ls -lai {} \;

    This will show the inode of the hard links in the first column and the number of copies (hard linked) to the file.. you can then use find . -type f -inum NNNNN to find all the copies. Delete all bar 1 and your space calculation will return to normal.

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    Ivan Postnikov


    Thank you for this useful notice. Other Pleskians may find it helpful. 

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    Luis Zubeldia

    the problems still happens to me Versión 17.5.3 Actualización #68

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    Taras Ermoshin

    Hello @Luis Zubeldia!

    The issue described in the article should not occur in Plesk Onyx 17.5.3 Update #68. There is a possibility that the issue you are facing has a different cause. It requires additional investigation.

    Thus, please consider submitting a ticket to us.

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