[CentOS] Cannot set user quotas

Xn Nooby xnooby at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 17:00:21 UTC 2009


I think my problem was that because I am using all-numeric usernames,
setquota was assuming I was giving it a UID. So I used the "-x" option
and now it is working:

setquota -x 12345 10000 11000 0 0 -a /dev/hda3


On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 9:52 AM, Xn Nooby <xnooby at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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