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Old 09-22-2014, 12:03 PM   #1
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VPS with no quotas enabled...hoster needs to fix this?

I am a little linux newbie, but try to learn from everything i see. i do this for several years, but sometimes things come across my path of which i have no knowledge of like today.

I ordered a VPS. I want to install the VPS with Virtualmin so i can serve a webhosting solution for max 15 domains. No problem ofcourse, so i installed a minimal Debian 7 image with only SSH installed. From there i wanted to install Virtualmin after i have upgraded Debian.

Everything went right and i could login into my :10000 control panel. Ofcourse i did my system check and what i saw was this:

Quotas are not enabled on the filesystem / which contains home directories under /home and email files under /home. Quota editing has been disabled.
That was a bummer, because quotas is needed to give every user his part of the HDD before they fill it up with huge files. But no matter what i try, i cannot enable quotas on the system. So i hired a linux consultant which wanted to try to enable quotas, because my hoster told me:

It seems that quotas are on by default on all installs.
But the results were not that satisfied. The results:

this is completely hosting side issue, because we cant edit /etc/mtab as well.
we cant enable the quotas from shell
mtab and it is not writtable because its permission are with virtualhost
its not enabled system wide
/dev/simfs / simfs rw,relatime 0 0
we cant rewrite mtab
and virtualmin is installed yes
at virtualmin you get this error
Quotas are not enabled on the filesystem / which contains home directories under /home and email files under /home. Quota editing has been disabled.
This is my mount:

# mount
/var/lib/vz/private/143 on / type simfs (rw,relatime)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
none on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,mode=755)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
none on /run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,size=209512k,mode=755)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=5120k)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=471440k)
none on /run/user type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=102400k,mode=755)
If quotas isn't enabled system wide is it even possible to enable it for the containers on it? And how can i convince my hoster that he needs to repair it?

Hope you can help me.
Old 09-23-2014, 09:06 PM   #2
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assuming it's openvz, have you seen ?


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