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Creating quotas

Quotas enable you to restrict or track the disk space and number of files used by a user, group, or qtree. You can use the Add Quota wizard in System Manager to create a quota and apply it to a specific volume or qtree.

About this task

Using System Manager, the minimum value that you can specify for hard and soft limits on the number of files that the quota can own is one thousand. If you want to specify a value lower than one thousand, you should use the command-line interface (CLI).


  1. Expand the Storage Virtual Machines hierarchy in the left navigation pane.
  2. In the navigation pane, select the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM), and click Storage > Quotas.
  3. In the User Defined Quotas tab, click Create.
    The Create Quota Wizard is displayed.
  4. Type or select information as prompted by the wizard.
  5. Confirm the details and click Finish to complete the wizard.

After you finish

You can use the local user name or RID to create user quotas. If you create the user quota or group quota using the user name or group name, then the /etc/passwd file and /etc/group file must be updated, respectively.