3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 21, 2013 1:06 PM by billshaffer RSS

Quota not initializing!

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Hi Folks,


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.




  • Re: Quota not initializing!
    billshaffer Kart Racer
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    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?



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