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How To Enable User Quotas

Posted Feb 11, 2013 12.1k views

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:

nano /etc/fstab

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 /
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