19.9 About Disk Quotas

Note

For information about how to configure quotas for the XFS file system, see Section 20.23, “Setting Quotas on an XFS File System”.

You can set disk quotas to restrict the amount of disk space (blocks) that users or groups can use, to limit the number of files (inodes) that users or groups can create, and to notify you when usage is reaching a specified limit. A hard limit specifies the maximum number of blocks or inodes available to a user or group on the file system. Users or groups can exceed a soft limit for a period of time known as a grace period.