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Old 07-20-2011, 09:12 AM   #1
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Import/export filesystem quotas


I wanted to know if it's posible to import filesystem quotas. And if so, how can I do it?

I recently migrated a server, and presently the users don't have any quota limitations.


Old 07-20-2011, 04:26 PM   #2
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Hi there,

I have never tried that before but I think the following steps might work:

1. Run quotacheck on the mounted partition. Suppose mounted partition is /opt/data then run: quotacheck -cvug /opt/data (This will create usr.quota and grp.quota files on that partition.

2. Make sure that you enable usrquota and grpquota option in /etc/fstab to reflect that.

3. If you have a backup of user and group quota files from old server then copy it over to /opt/data. This will replace the quota files there and I think it should take the values from old files which you have just placed in the mount point.
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According to this repquota can report quotas set, which may be safer than copying over old files & certainly useful for comparing old vs new.

Note filenames
aquota.user or

quota file at the filesystem root (version 2 quota, non-XFS filesystems)

quota.user or

quota file at the filesystem root (version 1 quota, non-XFS filesystems)
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Thank you all for your replys.

I haven't tried your solutions because I have to bounce the server in order to activate the quota filesystems.
But tomorrow morning I'll do the reboot and i'll try what you've said.

Once again, thanks a lot!



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