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Old 02-04-2010
To set quota on a folder

Hi guys,

I know that we can set quota limit for an OS user on a filesystem.

But I have a different objective to achieve -

can we set a limit on a folder on a filesystem.
Let use I have a 'apps' folder in some filesystem. Disc space occupied by 'apps' should not be more that 5GB.

Searched on net, but didn't find any useful information.

# 2  
Old 02-04-2010
quota may be used to set user or group limit...

Implementing Disk Quotas

The answer is given by the following post.

Last edited by royalliege; 02-05-2010 at 04:24 PM.. Reason: useless info - not related to problem
# 3  
Old 02-04-2010
With quota you cannot set a limit on a particular subdirectory within a filesystem. The only way you could use quota to limit an ../apps subdirectory to 5Gb would be to mount a separate filesystem on ../apps and set a quota on that filesystem.
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Old 02-05-2010
Thanks fpmurphy, I will check your idea. Looks like it will work.

royalliege, you suggestion will set quota on a user. not on a subdirectory.

Thanks guys for your replies.
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