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Disabling eximstats database on cPanel

Eximstats MySQL database on a cPanel server stores statistical information about email delivery by exim mail service. Unless you clear this datase frequently, it can grow large gradually and may overload MySQL service. If you do not have any interest on eximstats statistics, it can be disabled.

Disabling eximstats from WHM
Go to ‘WHM > Service Manager’, uncheck Eximstats and save it. Eximstats should be disable from populating.

Disabling eximstats from shell command line

Eximstats is managed as a driver of TailWatch process. Use following command:

/usr/local/cpanel/bin/tailwatchd --disable=Cpanel::TailWatch::Eximstats

Verify with tailwatchd status. Eximstats should be disabled (i.e. Active: 0).

/usr/local/cpanel/bin/tailwatchd --status
tailwatchd is enabled
Running, PID 9643
  Driver (Active: 0) Cpanel::TailWatch::Eximstats
  Driver (Active: 1) Cpanel::TailWatch::cPBandwd
  Driver (Active: 0) Cpanel::TailWatch::JailManager
  Driver (Active: 0) Cpanel::TailWatch::Antirelayd
  Driver (Active: 1) Cpanel::TailWatch::ChkServd

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