I am trying to do a quota on for a volume on the filer, but still it shows 'off' state.
I tried it through CLI and here is what I see : 'quota: could not read quotas file.'
However, there are 2 other volumes for which the quotas function just fine.
Please help me out so that I can assign quotas for the new qtree created under the volume that is giving the trouble.
My guess is that a typo was introduced into the /etc/quota file, which is causing quota to fail. I would guess that the other two volumes haven't had quotas turned off/on or resized since the typo was introduced. If I recall, there should be something indicating what the problem with the file is. I thought it was part of the command output, but maybe it is in /etc/messages?
Did you recently update /etc/quotas?
I can't - I don't have a system on which I can try breaking quotas. Check /etc/messages right after you try turning on the quotas - if there's something there, it should be pretty obvious.
Can you post the contents of /etc/quotas? And maybe the dialog of the "quota on" command?