How to setup Disk Quotas in Ubuntu
Quotatool is a utility to set filesystem quotas from the commandline. Most quota-utilities are interactive, requiring manual intervention from the user. Quotatool on the other hand is not, making it suitable for use in scripts and other non-interactive situations. This is very useful to edit disk quotas from scripts.
Install quota tools using the following command
sudo apt-get install quota quotatool
Edit /etc/fstab and add usrquota and grpquota options to the mount point which contains the home directories. For me this was the root mount point, but it will depends on how you did your partitoning (it could be that you made a separate mount point for /home).
sudo gedit /etc/fstab
The entry should read something like:
# /dev/hda1 UUID=4ea80ca3-37b7-447e-831a-700a38627029 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro,usrquota,grpquota 0 1
Finish setup with the following series of commands
sudo touch /quota.user /quota.group
sudo chmod 600 /quota.*
sudo mount -o remount /
sudo quotacheck -avugm
sudo quotaon -avug
You can also use webmin to configure this through GUI.
My present disk is 25000 larger than my first disk (1991), so for regular users there’s no point to implement this.
when i try to configure quota i get this screen but im not sure where to add the quota tabs please help
/dev/md1 / ext3 errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/md2 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/sda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sdb3 swap swap defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
That is what I have. You are using Ubuntu 8.10, correct?
The FStab is different…
I will eventually need quotas working, so if anyone finds it out let me know. I will post back if I find it.
Funny, I never ran into this problem before…
this is not helpful at all. need to tell how exactly to edit /etc/fstab . permission denied
i want to about DNS on ubuntu?
no help: this is how you do it
sudo gedit etc/fstab &
I think the quota should be configured in /home partition “if you have it alone”, if not just use the root partition (/).
Another thing, the partition should not be mounted, so you should be on runlevel 1 (single mode) in order to be able configure quotas on a particuler partition.
–Use the line I used below…
sudo gedit /etc/fstab
should bring up a note pad with some text.
then add to each quotaized partition
then remount each quota partition with
sudo mount -o remount [system to reboot]
where you would use /, or /home, or in my case /fs-server.
he spells it out pretty well.