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Folder Quotas?

By Blackcurrant ·
Hi

I would like to know if it is possible to set quotas on the amount of space each user is allowed on a *folder* basis. I understand Disk Quotas can help limit the amount of data a user is alloweed to write, but by definition this appears to apply to the whole partition.

My situation is this: I have about 50 users who have been allocated personal folders for their own private use. I ask the users to keep their private data under 100MB, but some are abusing this limit, with 2 users going past 1GB!!!!

So, what I would like to do is apply an enforcable 100MB limit using something like Disk Quotas. The personal folders are on a Windows 2003 Standard Edition Server. I cannot see anything built into the OS, so was wondering if anyone knows of a reliable utility that will help me control these resource hogs. I would like to be able to have the ability to prevent a user writing to their personal folder until it is below the 100MB limit.

Permissions are not important as everyone's folders are open to everyone else.

Does anyone know of a good program that can help me?

Thanks in advance...

BC

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by TonytheTiger In reply to Folder Quotas?

If you share each folder, you should be able to set the quota on it.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to

Hi, adunlap, thanks for answering. I am sorry, but I must reject your answer because if I added 50 extra shares to the share list available from this server, it would introduce an unnecessary level of confusion for my users.

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by birojit.nath In reply to Folder Quotas?

If you allocate the quota in the drive and set the warning level you can limit the user accesing there quota limit.
If at all you want to give the quota to the folder you need to create the volume and then set quota to the folder. Otherwise it is not possible.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to

Thanks for answering, birojit.nath. This is not a viable solution for me because the same users also write valid data to the same drive in different directories. If these folders were isolated to a single partition, this would not be a problem. Thanks anyway.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Folder Quotas?

Thanks for the first two answers. Does anyone know of a reliable utility that will enable me to do this - apply quotas at the folder level?

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Folder Quotas?

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by birojit.nath In reply to Folder Quotas?

Hi BC
Hope you know how to create the Volume in the Drive. For this you need to create the dynamic disk.
Other wise there won't be any chance. You can get 3rd party software. Hope doing that on server goes this to take a risk

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by Blackcurrant In reply to

Hi birojit.nath, and thanks again for taking the time to answer my question. Repartioning is not an option (is this what you mean?). I was really after some utilities for doing this, and would like to know if any members have used any of these utilities. I do not want to start using something that is buggy. Hence my question.

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