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Old 09-12-2003, 05:35 AM   #1
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Quota issue, hard limit doesn't limit users

I recently installed Quota3.08-4mdk, to stop users from uploading vast amounts of data on my little server. It's only a test server for me to learn a bit on at home, with only 3 users, myself and 2 test cases.

After installing the quota package firstly i had some problems with it not allowing me to activate my quotas but now that issue is resolved and i'm left with a new one.

I set the soft block limit for a test user to 10mb and hard block limit to 15mb, then i tried uploading some files via ftp to the server and was able to breech the 15mb limit, and noticed in the ftp session log that after the upload it stated 1012mb free disk space left. Meaning the users limit doesn't seem to be set and the user can upload until the hard disk is full.

I have had this problem for a few weeks now and have been trying quotaoff, quotacheck, quotaon and changing the limits and keep trying and testing but still it doesn't limit the users.

Anyone that can help?

version: mandrake 9.1
kernel: Linux 2.4.21-0.13mdk
Old 09-13-2003, 04:50 AM   #2
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Angry anyone..

no-one has any ideas?
Old 09-16-2003, 08:35 AM   #3
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OK, if nobody does, here's 2c worth.

I've setup one machine with disk quotas, and to make the hard quota work I had to set a soft quota lower than the hard quota, *and* a grace period. I never really got to the bottom of this one, but have you read the HOWTO?


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