I've a quick question regarding quotas. Namely, I have a 5GB test volume where I created a test qtree (qtree1), which I shared out as a CIFS share. I placed a 100MB quota on that same qtree and initilized quotas for the underlying volume.
netapp> rdfile /etc/quotas /vol/test_share_vol/qtree1 tree 102400K - - - -
netapp> quota status test_share_vol test_share_vol: quotas are on.
netapp> qtree status test_share_vol Volume Tree Style Oplocks Status -------- -------- ----- -------- --------- test_share_vol ntfs enabled normal test_share_vol qtree1 ntfs enabled normal
But when I map the created share as a network drive, it shows 5 GB available.
The quota limit kicks in at the 100MB limit, yes.
However, I need deploy several "department disks" and I plan to do so by creating several qtrees on the same volume (easier management, better deduplication) and it would nice if the users can see the actual qtree quota utilization through Windows Explorer.
What am I missing? (DOT 8.1.3, Windows 7, WIndows 8.1)
The best way to manage the quota for your users is by setting quota notifications.
Quota notifications are sent to event management system and also can be configured as SNMP traps.You can set soft limits and hard limits for the user.You can resize the quota upon receiving the notification.
The information in /etc/quotas are not passed on to the CIFS clients,hence I doubt on the possibility of viewing it through windows explorer.
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