Can I limit the quota of a folder?

March 8, 2013 3.9k views
I'm using Ubuntu Server 12.10 x64 and I have all my sites in /home/username/www There are several folders there, say I want a folder to consume at most 20MB Can I do that? Thanks.
3 Answers
Been awhile since I used ubuntu and you may have to install this, but here is a link. http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/natty/man1/fs_setquota.1.html

Chris
Did anyone get this working? I'm also trying to do this. I installed openafs-client but couldn't get it working...

Anyone else have an easy solution for setting folder/directory limits?

Thanks!
It's not possible to have a quota setting per directory. You can do it either per volume or per user:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-enable-user-quotas
by Etel Sverdlov
Quotas can be used on servers to set limits on how much diskspace an individual server user can take up on a server.
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