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FreeBSD-Quota-Howto

Version 1.0
Author: Falko Timme <falko [dot] timme [at] projektfarm [dot] de>
Last edited 12/29/2003

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This document describes how to enable quota on a FreeBSD system. Please be aware that this document comes without warranty of any kind!

 

1 Compile a New Kernel

First you have to compile/install a kernel that supports quota (not enabled by default) (more information about compiling a new kernel can be found here: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/kernelconfig-building.html).

cd /usr/src/sys/i386/conf
cp GENERIC MYKERNEL

Edit the file MYKERNEL and add the line

options QUOTA

Then run the following commands:

/usr/sbin/config MYKERNEL
cd ../compile/MYKERNEL

(For FreeBSD version prior to 5.0, use instead:

cd ../../compile/MYKERNEL )

make depend
make
make install

 

2 Enable Quota

Edit the file /etc/fstab and look for the entry, in which the directory /home is mentioned, e.g.

/dev/ad0s1d /home ufs rw 2 2

Add the words userquota and groupquota as follows:

/dev/ad0s1d /home ufs rw,userquota,groupquota 2 2

To enable quota at boot time you have to add the following lines to /etc/rc.conf:

quota_enable="YES"
check_quotas="YES"

Reboot the system:

shutdown -r now

After the reboot run the following commands:

quotacheck -a
quotaon -a

Install the setquota-Tool at last:

pkg_add -r setquota


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