How do you delete an oversized directory in linux?
On my Linux Server (CentOS 5 or something), I have a mail account that’s way over sized. It’s 4.9GB worth of mail. Attempting to access that account via pop3 causes timeouts, attempting to delete it via cPanel and WHM causes timeouts. And if I try to delete it via FTP or even SSH, it causes the server load to skyrocket.
Is there a way I can delete this mail account, or at least empty it, without overloading the server?
I think the account in question is in Maildir format. and the mailserver itself is “Courier”.
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