[CentOS] sum and limit quota for multiple filesystems/mountpoints

Peter Kjellstrom cap at nsc.liu.se
Tue Oct 20 09:00:37 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 20 October 2009, Götz Reinicke - IT-Koordinator wrote:
> Hi,
> is there any way to sum and limit quotas for one user across multiple
> filesystems?
> E.g. I'd like to use different mountpoints on a mailserver for /var/mail
> and /home but the user should have only a total of 1GB.

There is no such functionality in quota. What you could do is to update the 
2nd filesystems quota setting, on a regular basis, to something like TOTAL 
minus currently used on the 1st fs.

This surely qualifies as a "duct tape solution".


> or on a samba server the windows profile files should be on an other
> filesystem as other files for that user.
> Regards,
> 	Götz
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