How To Enable User Quotas
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Quotas can be used on servers to set limits on how much diskspace an individual server user can take up on a server. They can be edited in the /etc/fstab file.
In order to enable quotas, first open the /etc/fstab file:
Within that file, edit the following line, adding in the word, “usrquota”:
LABEL=DOROOT / ext4 errors=remount-ro,usrquota 0 1
Save and exit
The /etc/fstab file should now look like this:
LABEL=DOROOT / ext4 errors=remount-ro,usrquota 0 1 none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
To finish up, remount the file system whose fstab entry has ben changed:
mount -o remount /