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permenently disabling disk quotas

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chilihost, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. chilihost

    chilihost Well-Known Member

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    disk quotas are a constant hassle for me and I don't need them, what is the best way to permanently disable them on an entire server? Does:
    quotaoff -av
    work and will this keep the quotas disabled even after a reboot?

    thanks!
     
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    No. You should remove the usrquota parameter from your disks in /etc/fstab to achieve that.
     
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    To achieve this goal, you'll need to re-compile your Kernel with quota off.
     
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    AFAIK, No, you don't. You only need to make the fstab modification I mentioned and then turn off quotas and remove the quota files as I mentioned.
     
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    thank you I will try removing that parameter.
     
  6. chilihost

    chilihost Well-Known Member

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    My /etc/fstab file looks like this:
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    LABEL=/                 /                       ext3    defaults,usrquota        1 1
    LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext2    defaults        1 2
    none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
    LABEL=/home2            /home2                  ext3    defaults        1 2
    none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
    none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
    /dev/hda2               swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
    /dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy             auto    noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
    
    so should I just remove that ,usrquota bit?

    thanks again.
     
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    Hello,

    Run the command
    quotaoff -a
    Then remove the entry userquota from fstab, It will help you ;)
     
  8. chilihost

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    perfect, thanks!
     
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