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Old 01-05-2004, 05:19 AM   #1
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run quotacheck on the live file system


Hi all,

The status of the quota is wrongly reported. The user has removed all of his file but repquota still reports the user data exceeds quota. Is it safe to run quotacheck -avumf? I need -m and -f flag because the quota is on and the file system is read/write. I can't remount the file system as read only because it is a very busy server. quota soft ver is quota-3.03-110 and Linux is SuSe 8.0.
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Old 01-05-2004, 08:06 AM   #2
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You should be able to run that while the partition/drive is mounted. I actually have a command like that running as a cron weekly job to check quota's.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 05:38 AM   #3
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It's not recommended to do that in the man page of quotacheck and I'm afraid of worse problem. Can you tell me the reason why you decide to do that?
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Old 01-06-2004, 08:11 AM   #4
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Because I read in the howto and man pages I think it said it recommended adding it as a cron job. I only suppose you wouldn't want to run it daily on a very busy server. I only having it on a server that only myself and one other person login to, it runs at like 2am on Sunday nights to check. I doubt that much data is changing at that time. I guess I figure I could write a script instead to umount the drive and remount as rw, turn quota off and then run it, turning everything back to normal after its done.. hmmm
 
  


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