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Show lower free space to user

dadan

Hello there,

 

is it possible (for a CIFS Volume/Share) to present another (lower) free space value to the user than the real value is? I thougt, I heard about that, but I cant find this option in Ontap 9.7.

 

Thank you!

Dadan

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Re: Show lower free space to user

NetApp_SR

Setting quotas may be the answer.  We can limit the space a user has available on a share. See if this helps. If not let us know.

 

Examples of quota configuration

https://docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/topic/com.netapp.doc.dot-cm-vsmg/GUID-97EF386D-0746-4196-AEF2-6B5A297D8645.html

 

Re: Show lower free space to user

dadan

Hello,

 

that propably would do it. But its not very handy, as all user have to be "quoted" and there is at least some overhead by using this. I´m talking about 1500+ users.

 

I thougt about an option on the volume/share to set, like -Show-FreeSpace-ToUser 200GB. But it seems there is nothing like this.

 

Thanks and best regards,

Dadan

Re: Show lower free space to user

paul_stejskal

What's the use case? I mean it would still show the total volume capacity, but each user would be limited to their amount if you used quotas. I don't believe it reflects in the volume space for that user unfortunately.

Re: Show lower free space to user

NetApp_SR

To manage the quotas if the solution works for your needs take a look at Ansible. It can automate many tasks including quotas. Below are links.

 

Get started with automating your dev work flows with NetApp and Ansible
https://www.netapp.com/devops-solutions/ansible/

 

Ansible and NetApp
https://www.ansible.com/integrations/infrastructure/netapp

 

netapp.ontap.na_ontap_quotas – NetApp ONTAP Quotas
https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/collections/netapp/ontap/na_ontap_quotas_module.html

 

NetApp Storage Management Using Ansible
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9USX5kRxYYk

 

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