You create, delete, and modify quotas as your users and their storage requirements and limitations change. You can also manage how quota messages are logged, and view quota reports, which help you understand what quotas Data ONTAP is applying.
You activate quotas to turn quotas on and read the quotas file. You activate quotas using the quota on command, for one volume at a time.
You reinitialize quotas by using the quota off command followed by the quota on command. This causes Data ONTAP to reread the quotas file. Reinitializing quotas takes time. In some cases resizing is more efficient.
You use the quota resize command to cause Data ONTAP to reread the quotas file for the specified volume. Resizing only works for certain types of changes to the quotas file. For other changes, you need to reinitialize quotas.
You can remove quota restrictions for a quota target in two ways: by changing the quotas file entry so that there is no restriction on resource use for that quota target, or by deleting the quotas file entry for that quota target.
Managing quota message logging
You turn quota message logging on or off, for a single volume or for all volumes, using the quota logmsg command. You can also specify a time interval during which quota messages are not logged. This interval defaults to 60 minutes.
Displaying a quota report
You display a quota report using the quota report command. You can display a quota report for all quotas or for a specific file, directory, qtree or volume by specifying a pathname.