cl-quota Error
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One of our servers recently updated and now we keep getting the following Error message emailed to us.

/usr/bin/cl-quota -YC
ERROR: Can't open lock file for reading

What do we need to do to correct this?

Best regards,
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  1. 04.04.2017 18:04:22
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Bogdan Accepted Answer
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Joined: 26.06.2013

This bug appeared after update to lvemanager v2 . As a temporary workaround please create that file with:

touch /etc/container/cl-quotas.dat.lock

Suppose the issue will be fixed in a next lvemanager update.
  1. 06.04.2017 12:04:17
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Scott Neader Accepted Answer
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Joined: 12.06.2014
We saw this error on all of our servers when they upgraded a day ago, but the error only lasted for a few 5 minute cron cycles. But last night one server started giving this error message again, and this time it did not stop.

The fix above solved the problem.

- Scott
  1. 01.05.2017 17:05:19
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PH-Quentin Accepted Answer
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Joined: 26.06.2019
Hi All,

Same issue: we have each 5 minutes this email send for all cPanel servers with CloudLinux !


Cron <[email protected]> /usr/bin/cl-quota -YC
ERROR: Can't open lock file for reading

Do you have an ETA/news about a fix (LVEMAN-1088) in cPanel or CloudLinux ?

Best regards?
  1. 03.05.2017 11:05:16
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Bogdan Accepted Answer
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Joined: 26.06.2013

We were informed that the issue should be fixed in cPanel version 64.0.11 inside this bugreport:
Fixed case CPANEL-12432: Increased timeout to 2 hours when installing yum packages

If it is still happening on your server - better to workaround same way:

touch /etc/container/cl-quotas.dat.lock
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