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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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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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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

 

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

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.

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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