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check quota 2.2 plugin on cpanel squirrelmail

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by mytan, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. mytan

    mytan Registered

    Jul 29, 2009
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    Hilo guys. Do you try to install check quota 2.2 plugin on cpanel squirrelmail to enable users know their mailboxes quota usage? The configuration file required locate at the /cpanel/root/ folder but i can't find in my cpanel server. Have any idea how to find the path? Below is the instruction for the check quota manual::confused:

    3.1) cPanel does not use UNIX or IMAP quotas and has its own way of
    implementing quota support. cPanel appears to hold quota
    information in a file called "quota" which resides in

    Also, the mails for an account in that domain reside in

    First, then, the Check Quota plugin needs to know what the cPanel
    root directory is. Do this by filling in "cpanel_root" in the
    config.php file of the Check Quota plugin. Be careful that you
    DO NOT in the "reseller" part; you only need the "cpanel_root"
    path. "reseller" will be determined automatically.

    3.2) After that, Check Quota will be able to obtain users' quotas,
    but it still needs to determine users' current usage levels.
    This is done by using the "du" command.

    While it may appear that the cPanel http daemon runs as the
    "nobody" user, it actually runs as the "reseller" account for
    each reseller. So the daemon will already be granted the rights
    to read the quota information or use the "du" command to calculate
    a user's current usage.

    The only thing you will have to do is tell the Check Quota plugin
    what the path to the "du" binary is. Execute this command:

    $ which du

    You should see output similar to:

    Now simply edit the config.php file of the Check Quota plugin
    and set "quota_type" to 2, and set "du_binary" to "/usr/bin/du".
    You will need to adjust the path in this example according to
    your system. You can now check cPanel quotas in SquirrelMail.

    After you have configured your system according to the type of quota system
    you have, you may also (optionally) configure the display options for Check
    Quota. You can do change how the quota graph is displayed and when the MOTD
    quota warnings are shown by editing the "General Display Options" settings
    in config.php. Each setting is amply documented therein.
  2. CNC


    Aug 11, 2009
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    Hello, I also try to install plugin check_quota.
    But cann't find cpanelroot.
    did you fix that problem?
    if yes tell me how, please.

    Thank you/



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