FTP says quota exceeded, even though the account has unlimited space defined

hozyali

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Through WHM, I reset the disk quota to be unlimited for a user. when connecting from ftp works fine. However I can't upload any file. It gives me the following error message
"552 Disk full - please upload later
ERROR:> [2/1/2014 6:55:58 PM] Exceeded storage allocation".

When I try uploading files from Cpanel > File Manager, it works fine. The above error is appearing when using CuteFTP.

Please help.

Thanks
 

hozyali

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I would check if your using the main ftp account or an additional user's ftp? If you login with the username only (not [email protected]), then you shouldn't have this issue, but if you do login with [email protected], then the FTP quota is set too low.

Check the FTP panel from within cPanel and increase (or remove) the quota set:
Edit an FTP account's quota
Hi,

Thanks for your help and assistance. I am using cpanel account username and the main password which I use to login to the cpanel account.

I know I can create sub ftp account and have to use with @domainname but in this case, its the main cpanel user.

thanks
 

robb3369

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Check in the /etc directory off your home directory (/home/account/etc) for a file called ftpquota and see if that has the wrong value in it. Mine exists but its empty.
 

robb3369

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I would move it to ftpquota_old and then touch the ftpquota file to create it as blank:
Code:
cd /home/user/etc
mv ftpquota ftpquota_old
touch ftpquota
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

If removing the ftpquota file does not help, check to make sure the server itself is not at it's disk space or inodes limit. EX:

Code:
df -h
df -i
Also, make sure the account quota is truly set to unlimited. EX:

Code:
quota username
Thank you.