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Hi All, I'm fairly new to Linux and just want to make sure I know a couple of things now to prevent problems down the line. Basically I have quick ...
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- 07-03-2006 #1
Newbie Available Space Allocation question
I'm fairly new to Linux and just want to make sure I know a couple of things now to prevent problems down the line.
Basically I have quick question about available space. Can anyone pass any advice on how linux allocates available space. Unlike Windows I am under the impression you have to allocate available space to users and its not auto allocated? Is this correct?
I'm asking becuase I once experienced a similar issues on a solaris box and the OS is not pretty when this happens?
- 07-03-2006 #2
Originally Posted by bonzocs
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If you have the opposite problem (users getting too much space), google for "quota".
- 07-04-2006 #3
No what I mean is whether you have to allocate a limit for a user. I'm under the assumption that say there is 50gb available (free space) overall, When you create a user is a default limit given to that user say 5gb. When the user hits 5gb rather than automatically use the 45gb available it will cause problems ? I might be totally wrong, but I assumed linux done this?
- 07-04-2006 #4
Linux assigns no limits by default; the only limit to a user's space usage is the size of the partition /home is in, but all non-root users (by default) share this space. If you want to limit users, check out the quota program.Flies of a particular kind, i.e. time-flies, are fond of an arrow.
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- 07-04-2006 #5
Thanks for clearing that up, much appreciated.