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Old 04-03-2009, 05:34 AM   #1
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Notify Space used to users

Hi Friends,

I needed some inputs on this, I am having a system set up with 8 users, all using common workarea and having their email addresses as , etc etc

Now I want to keep track of data usage of each user. Which I can check by du --max-depth=1 -h
This command does a complete traversal and gives details of all the user specific space usage and also total usage.

Now is there is some way out where we can directly email user with status on this particular date, or some kind of auto email send to user moment he crosses critical mark and reaches towards quota usage.
For example All users on one particular day should get an email about their status usage.

Kindly provide your inputs.

THnx in advance.

Old 04-03-2009, 05:36 AM   #2
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Why not use the quota system and use the soft limit so that when the users cross the soft limit set for them they will be notified.
Old 04-03-2009, 05:43 AM   #3
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THanks for reply.
Quota system is already there...... I want to know about some script if can be placed and at some particular day , say every 1st of month.
IT sends email to all the 8 users with their status.

How shall i go for this.....need some pointers for that...!!
Old 04-03-2009, 05:47 AM   #4
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Ya quota would be better option, as u don't to monitor the space for specific users, just set a soft limit & hard limit for the user folder and that will be all.on reaching the soft limit the user will be intimated about the usage & on reaching hard limit he wont be able to do any more activity on the folder.

So definitely Quota will be a better option.
Old 04-03-2009, 05:54 AM   #5
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Well the whole purpose of script is to notify user with their usage stats at the end of month.
Ex- User1 :- YOur workarea usage for month of Jan is 10 Gb

something like that........!!
Old 04-04-2009, 09:40 AM   #6
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I dont know whether some script is already there open source or not.

But you can implement with ur requirements specification ? Chose perl which may ease your work in cross checking, and mail sending.
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Just run the repquota cmd at the end of the mth.


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