Questions tagged [quota]

A limit set by a system administrator that restricts certain aspects of system resource usage on modern operating systems.

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Setup daily disk quota

I already setup disk quota using the quota package, but what I want is the quota to be reset everyday. Say I use 10 GB on Monday and the limit is 10 GB, on Tuesday I will be able to write 10 GB more, ...
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Unable to use Disk Quotas on USB external exFat drive in Ubuntu Server 18.04

UPDATE: Current fstab line is: UUID=usb_drive_id /mnt/usb_drive1 exfat defaults,usrquota,_netdev 0 0 Thanks in advance for helping. I set up a WD USB external drive as a NAS on Ubuntu Server 18.04 ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 freezes at login screen

Ubuntu is installed on a VirtualBox VM. It freezes before I can login. I get the following error messages during boot: [FAILED] Failed to activate swap/swapfile. See 'systemctl status swapfile.swap' ...
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How can i resize/restrict a folder for users like Desktop/Downloads in Ubuntu

I want to enable size restrictions, which means I want to resize few folders for users like Desktop, Downloads or Music folders. If a user exceeded the memory then it shouldn't overwrite and gets the ...
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Quota inside LXD container

I want to enable quota inside LXD container so as to limit each user to 10GB storage. However I got the following error: root@test:~# quotacheck -avug quotacheck: Cannot find filesystem to check or ...
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How to get the quota kernel modules on the AWS kernel?

I can't seem to be able to install the quota modules for the Ubuntu 16.04 AWS kernel. I've started the official cloud image (ami-e5d9439a from Ubuntu's Cloud Images site). Checking for the kernel ...
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How to get a list of all owners of files in a directory

I am currently trying to fix my quota system. My problem is that I cannot determine if all files in a directory are owned by the same user. If possible is there a way to list the different owners of ...
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Read only filesystem after ISPconfig instalation

I installed ISPconfig on my Ubuntu Desktop 16.04. When I rebooted, it booted into command line instead of gui and the system is read only so i cannot make changes or uninstall what I did. The ...
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“Disk quota exceeded” on NFS: how can I see the quota?

I tried to run on NFS from the terminal: mkdir a. I get the error message mkdir: cannot create directory ‘a’: Disk quota exceeded. How can I see the quota that was allowed to me? I tried quota -v, ...
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How can I set quota on folders?

I just set up a file server using Ubuntu 17.04 and my sister wants to use it. I want my sister to have a quota of 10GB of data. I am using samba to setup the file server. How can I limit my sister's ...
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Assigning user quota in PureFTP/Pure-FTPD (command line)

I installed PureFTP using the instructions available here PureFTP Ubuntu Help. The FTP server is now up and running. I have 1 ftp user group (ftpgroup), 1 user (ftpuser - I am not entirely sure what ...
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Good indicator applet for disk quota usage?

I've set up quotas on Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS for a desktop that has multiple non-geek users. Unfortunately, they hit quotas without much notice or visibility. Is there a good quota indicator for unity? ...
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Google Compute Engine quota module not in kernel

I was trying implement disk user and group quotas at Google Compute Engine with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, but till now i'm unsuccessful. Quota allows you to specify limits on two aspects of disk storage: the ...
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How can I free up unused disk space without root access? [closed]

I am trying to learn quota on linux systems. I have low privileged access to an ubuntu machine via ssh. I am supposed to create a 14 MB file on the machine where quota is set to 20MB. However around 7 ...
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Can i set internet data quota for 1 user in Ubuntu 16.04

I'm setting up my lounge computer for the family of 4. I have installed timekpr and set the 2 kids up with 2hr time limits, works great. The main user has no time limits or data limits. The 4th person ...
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How to smart limit the trash size/quota?

I am talking about the .Trash-1000 folders like. Some times it's contents size reach like 18GB, and applications trying to write files will fail with no clear messages, because the disk space has ...
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How to block Internet access for some devices on given hours?

I have a Ubuntu machine (15.10) running as a gateway which routes / firewalls traffic between a LAN an Internet. I need to block Internet access during some hours for specific devices on the LAN. ...
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How can I set a daily limit on a specific user's login time? [duplicate]

I need to restrict the use of a machine to two hours per day (total, across multiple sessions of being physically logged in at the console). Is there any way I can do that? Edit: I suppose I could do ...
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Why would the quota command not work at all?

I've installed and then updated quota, and now whenever I try and run the command, this is what happens: superuser@superuser-MS-....:~$ quota -v superuser@superuser-MS-....:~$ quota superuser@...
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Get disk quota when not administrator?

I'm logged into uBuntu 14.04 LTS at the University. After several hours of working in nvcc (cpp compiler for nVidia CUDA C), editing .cu (CUDA cpp) and make files in gedit I suddenly get a "Disk quota ...
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Cannot set quota for user - numerical result out of range

When running following command: setquota -ua username 4718592 5242880 0 0 I get this error: setquota: Cannot set quota for user 1002 from kernel on /dev/mapper/hostname--vg-root: Numerical result ...
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How to monitor disk quota in modern way? Status in widget, menu, status bar?

I would like to have constant remainder / status update of remaining disk space within quota set for particular user. I have setting the quotas figured out, just not the monitoring part. My Ubuntu ...
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Can I set Internet usage quota in squid on Ubuntu 12.04

I want to set Internet usage quota in squid on Ubuntu 12.04. Please suggest me the squid policy for set Internet usage quotas. Thanks in advance Rakesh
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Quota error (device dm-4): find_block_dqentry: Quota for id 107 referenced but not present

I have problem with my server. For server configuration I followed http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-ubuntu-12.04-lts-apache2-bind-dovecot-ispconfig-3-p5 My screen is flashing every 20 seconds ...
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Does btrfs support per user quota?

If I move the /home/... folders to a btrfs partition, can I still enable per user quota? That is, each user should be able to use a limited amount of storage.
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Disk Quota questions

I have some problem when I'm trying to allocate disk limit for user in Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS system. I use edquota to specify the amount of disk space for user after edit fstab file. Here are some ...
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Print a helpful error message when printing quota is reached

I'm attempting to set up print quotas for printers here at the office. However, it appears when the quota is reached, the print just fails silently, and the user doesn't have any idea what's ...
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Removing the filesystem quota on a partition

I want to install Dovecot on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and it recommends that we place the control files into a partition which will not be limited by the filesystem quota. If I create an ext4 partition with ...
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Setting up group disk quotas

I am hoping to get some advice in setting up disk quotas. So, I know about: Adding usrquota and grpquota on to /etc/fstab for the file systems that need to be managed. Using edquota to assign disk ...
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Install quota stuck on repquota

i want to use group-quota on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server. I've start with the following steps: $ apt-get install quota Edit /etc/fstab proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=...
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Disk quota for a folder

I would like to limit the amount of data my Deja dup backup will try to put on its corresponding Dropbox folder, say limit it only to 500MB? Is it possible to set a disk quota on a file folder?
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How to set disk quota for multiple users within a single disk partition

I have a single disk partition (say /shared) shared by multiple users. It has a single file system (ext3). I want to put home directories for each of the user here and set their disk limit to 5 GB. ...
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Shared Folders Space Usage

I am a new user moving from Dropbox. The gripe I have with Dropbox is that it takes the shared folders size into account for your disk quota. Is it the same with Ubuntu One?
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Quota format not supported in kernel

I'm trying to configure quota for my / mount on Ubuntu 11.10. I have added ,usrjquota=quota.user,grpjquota=quota.group,jqfmt=vfsv0 to it in fstab. Made mount -o remount / and quotacheck -avugm. But ...
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How can I set a quota in /etc/fstab?

I want to mount my /home in /etc/fstab for quota limits how do I do that? My Ubuntu-Server fstab: # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique ...
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“Disk quota exceeded” error

In our lab, NFS server has been setup. This server has home directories of all users. Quota is enabled for all users. root@server:/users/labuser# du -sh 69M . root@lab-01:~# quota -su labuser ...
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Does purchased music count against my storage quotas?

For some reason I was under the impression that music purchased from the Ubuntu One store didn't count against my storage quota, but after I purchased a few albums I see that I haves less storage ...
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Quota Exceeded but I only use 1.8 MB

Everytime I start up, I get an error message from Ubuntu One that says I've exceeded my quota, but I'm only using 1.8 MB and I thought you got 2 GB. How do I fix this?
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How to apply disk quota in ubuntu server on a VPS?

I have a VPS with ubuntu server 10.04 installed on it.Now I want to have some shell users with limited home folder size. It seems quota is the best way to do this, but all tutorials require editing /...