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Disk Quotas

Discussion in 'Software' started by AJ, May 13, 2004.

  1. AJ

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    We do not use this for the kids disk space so they can basically use as much disk space as the wish. We did have it switched on but not enforced. The little darlings are filling their space with MP3's.

    When we had the quotas switched on it could take hours for the computer to resolve all of the users disk space on that particular volume.

    Does anyone know of a quicker way to do this or if their is a third party solution to this. I would really like to enforce the quotas and stop them from filling the disc up with rubbish.
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    what sort of disk subsytem are you running? it shouldnt really grind to a halt with quotas turned on

    also unless there is a need for mp3s anywhere
    a little scheduled script that checks the disks for *.mp3 and deletes them daily should grind it home that they are not allowed :)
    thats what (apart from quotas) i installed at a south london school
     
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  3. AJ

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    well the disk is 120Gb SSCI. It's not that the disk grind to a standstill with the quotas switched on, it's when you ask the server to display the quotas to say increase one or two of the pupils quotas. Did that make sence?

    So when I ask the server to display the quotas for that particular volume it can take anything up to an hour to display the info.
     
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  4. Phoenix
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    oh, how perculiar, i could understand that if the disk was slow or the server was slow, i doubt with 120gb scsi you have a slow server

    there are third party quota products, havnt really looked into them for years, alot of them are built on the windows quota stuff, so if thats whats causing the problems these will be no good, i cant think of any names off hand, like i said i havnt really looked into

    check google or something, should return some positives
     
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