[CentOS] Cannot set user quotas

Xn Nooby xnooby at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 14:52:21 UTC 2009


edquota show's the quota, but the quota command does not:

[root at mail ~]# setquota -u 12345 10000 11000 0 0 -a /dev/hda3

[root at mail ~]# edquota -u 12345
Disk quotas for user 12345 (uid 12345):
  Filesystem                   blocks       soft       hard     inodes
    soft     hard
  /dev/hda3                         0      10000      11000          0
       0        0
~
~

[root at mail ~]# quota -u 12345
Disk quotas for user #12345 (uid 12345): none


On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 9:38 AM, Xn Nooby <xnooby at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, I am having some trouble getting quota's to work. When I try to
> set the quota for a user, it does not show up when I run repquota. I
> am doing this on a Redhat (RHEL5) machine (I assume it is the same on
> Centos). I think I am missing a step, but this is what I am doing:
>
>
> (1) I add usrquota to the /etc/fstab file, then reboot
>
>  LABEL=/home  /home  ext3  defaults,usrquota 1 2
>
> (2) Verify /home is /dev/hda3
>
>  /sbin/tune2fs -l /dev/hda3 | grep volume
>    Filesystem volume name:   /home
>
>
> (3) Create the user quota file
>
>  quotacheck -cmu /home
>  ls –l /home/aquota.user
>  repquota /home
>
>
>  [root at mail ~]# repquota /home
>  *** Report for user quotas on device /dev/hda3
>  Block grace time: 7days; Inode grace time: 7days
>                          Block limits                File limits
>  User            used    soft    hard  grace    used  soft  hard  grace
>  ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>  root      --  184224       0       0              4     0     0
>  12345     --     208       0       0             49     0     0
>  54321     --     172       0       0             40     0     0
>
>
> (4) Turn on quotas
>
>  quoataon /home
>
> (5) Add a user quota
>
>  setquota -u 12345 10000 11000 0 0 -a /dev/hda3
>
> (6) Recalculate the quotas
>
>   quotaoff /home
>   quotacheck -amu
>   quotaon /home
>
> (7) Check if the quotas are active
>
>  ls –l /home/aquota.user
>  repquota /home
>
>
>  [root at mail ~]# repquota /home
>  *** Report for user quotas on device /dev/hda3
>  Block grace time: 7days; Inode grace time: 7days
>                          Block limits                File limits
>  User            used    soft    hard  grace    used  soft  hard  grace
>  ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>  root      --  184224       0       0              4     0     0
>  12345     --     208       0       0             49     0     0
>  54321     --     172       0       0             40     0     0
>
>
> (8) Shouldn't the limits look like this: ???
>
>
>  User            used    soft    hard  grace    used  soft  hard  grace
>  ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>  root      --  184224       0       0              4     0     0
>  12345     --     208   10000   11000             49     0     0
>  54321     --     172       0       0             40     0     0
>


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