fs_setquota - Sets the quota for the volume containing a file or directory
<max quota in kbytes
< max quota
< max quota
The fs setquota
command sets the quota (maximum possible size) of the
read/write volume that contains the directory or file named by the
To set the quota on multiple volumes at the same time, use the fs
To display a volume's quota, use the fs examine
, fs listquota
Currently, the maximum quota for a volume is 2 terabytes (2^41 bytes). Note that
this only affects the volume's quota; a volume may grow much larger if the
volume quota is disabled. However, volumes over 2 terabytes in size may be
impractical to move, and may have their size incorrectly reported by some
tools, such as fs_listquota
- -path <dir/file path>
- Names the directory or file for which to set the host
volume's quota. Partial pathnames are interpreted relative to the current
working directory, which is also the default value if this argument is
Specify the read/write path to the file or directory, to avoid the failure
that results from attempting to change a read-only volume. By convention,
the read/write path is indicated by placing a period before the cell name
at the pathname's second level (for example, /afs/.abc.com). For
further discussion of the concept of read/write and read-only paths
through the filespace, see the fs mkmount reference page.
- -max <max quota>
- Sets the maximum amount of file server disk space the
volume can occupy. The quota value should be a positive integer followed
by an optional suffix: "K" for kibibytes (1024 bytes, the
default), "M" for mebibytes (1024 kibibytes), "G" for
gibibytes (1024 mebibytes), and "T" for tebibytes (1024
gibibytes). A value of 0 sets an unlimited quota, but the size of the disk
partition that houses the volume places an absolute limit on the volume's
If the -path argument is omitted (to set the quota of the volume
housing the current working directory), the -max switch must be
included with this argument.
- Prints the online help for this command. All other valid
options are ignored.
The following command imposes a maximum quota of 3000 kilobytes on the volume
that houses the /afs/abc.com/usr/smith
% fs setquota -path /afs/abc.com/usr/smith -max 3000
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