Centova Cast may report disk space usage much greater than the size of the media(MP3s, etc.) uploaded for the particular stream.

This can occur because of the following reason.

By default, Centova Cast's disk quota involves all files and subdirectories in the account's directory under

vhosts/ -- this includes logs, configuration files, and so-on, just like a traditional UNIX quota.

Centova Cast revolves the log files automatically every 12 hours, holding a total of about 48 hours worth of log data at any given time. If the log file sizes are affecting your users' ability to store media or it results in an unwanted suspension, you may want to build your quotas with the average size of your users' log directories to recompense.

You can prevent arising such issues, by excluding non-media files from the quota.

You can exclude the configuration and log files from the disk quotas by adding the following settings to /usr/local/centovacast/etc/centovacast.conf or if it already exists, have to update that :


It forces the Centova Cast to include only the contents of the /usr/local/centovacast/var/vhosts/USERNAME/var/spool/ directory in the quota by ignoring any configuration files, log files, and other administrative data which are not uploaded by the user.

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