Quotas have a type: they can be either user, group, or tree. Quota targets specify the user, group, or qtree for which the quota limits are applied.
The following table lists the kinds of quota targets, what types of quotas each quota target is associated with, and how each quota target is represented.
|Quota target||Quota type||How target is represented||Notes|
|user||user quota||UNIX user name
A file or directory whose UID matches the user
Windows user name in pre-Windows 2000 format
A file or directory with an ACL owned by the user's SID
|User quotas can be applied for a specific volume or qtree.|
|group||group quota||UNIX group name
A file or directory whose GID matches the group
|Group quotas can be applied for a specific volume or qtree.
Note: Data ONTAP does not apply group quotas based on Windows IDs.
|qtree||tree quota||path name to the qtree
For example, vol/vol1/qtree2
|Tree quotas are applied to a particular volume and do not affect qtrees in other volumes.|
|The asterisk character (*)||A quota target of * denotes a default quota. For default quotas, the quota type is determined by the value of the type field.|