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Old 07-21-2003, 02:23 AM   #1
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Quota on/off

Dear all,

I am trying to configure quota for the email account. I am using Redhat 8.0, sendmail and squirrelmail for my email server.

I have added the below script in /etc/rc.d/rc.local :

if [ -x /sbin/quotacheck ]; then
echo "Checking quotas. This may take some times..."
/sbin/quotacheck -avug
echo "Done"
if [ -x /sbin/quotaon ]; then
echo "Enabling disk quota.."
/sbin/quotaon -avug
echo "Done"

But, when I run this script an error occur as below :
quotaon: Cannot find quota file on /home [/dev/hda3] to turn quotas on/off.

Which part should I edit or miss out?

Thanks in advance,

Old 07-21-2003, 03:08 AM   #2
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Disk quota's are a kernel compiled function. Make sure the kernel has it turned on.
Old 07-21-2003, 05:17 AM   #3
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To enable Quotas on a filesystem you must have a quota user file and/or quota group file at the root of the filesystem.

Lets assume that /home is the root of the /dev/hda3 partition:
touch /home/aquota.usr
touch /home/aquota.grp
(this makes quota user and group file).

Afterwards you must make sure that you have user and/or group quotas enabled in /etc/fstab for the partition
In /etc/fstab look for the label of /dev/hda3 and insert "usrquota" and/or "grpquota" next to the "defaults" option.


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