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Linux® Quick Fix Notebook by Peter Harrison

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Chapter 28. Managing Disk Usage with Quotas

Eventually, you may need to restrict the amount of disk space used on each partition by each user or group of users as your disk drives become filled with data. The disk quota feature of Red Hat/Fedora Linux enables you to do this, and the setup is fairly simple.

Setting Up Quotas

For example, your family Linux server is running out of space in the /home filesystem because of an abundance of MP3 downloads.

Enter Single-User Mode

As you’ll need to remount the /home filesystem, you make sure that no other users or processes are using it by first entering single-user mode from the console. If you are certain that you’re the only user on the system, ...

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