zuadmin
By:
zuadmin

How do I install quota on centos 7?

October 3, 2015 2.4k views
Linux Commands CentOS

How do I install quota on centos 7?
I'm using this guide: https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/perfect-server-centos-7-1-apache-mysql-php-pureftpd-postfix-dovecot-and-ispconfig3/
It won't let me set up quota.

3 comments
  • Same problem here. Any help would be much appreciated.

  • by Jan Stevens
    Quotas are used to limit the amount of disk space a user or group can use on the server. There are generally two different methods of managing quotas: first, an empty file system can be created and mounted for a specific user. An advantage of this method is that no additional package is required. Second, the quota tool can be used to dynamically manage the disk quota of a user or a group. A big advantage is the possibility to change quotas on the fly without any complicated disk resizing. This guide mainly focuses on the creation of user specific quotas; however, all the commands are exactly the same for group quotas. Instead of a user name, a group name can be used in the described commands.
    edited by kamaln7
1 Answer
by Jan Stevens
Quotas are used to limit the amount of disk space a user or group can use on the server. There are generally two different methods of managing quotas: first, an empty file system can be created and mounted for a specific user. An advantage of this method is that no additional package is required. Second, the quota tool can be used to dynamically manage the disk quota of a user or a group. A big advantage is the possibility to change quotas on the fly without any complicated disk resizing. This guide mainly focuses on the creation of user specific quotas; however, all the commands are exactly the same for group quotas. Instead of a user name, a group name can be used in the described commands.
Have another answer? Share your knowledge.