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How Data ONTAP reads the quotas file

There are a few simple rules to follow to ensure that Data ONTAP can read your quotas file properly.

An entry in the quotas file can extend to multiple lines. However, the Files, Threshold, Soft Disk, and Soft Files fields must be on the same line as the Disk field; otherwise, they are ignored.

If you do not want to specify a value for a field in the middle of an entry, you can use a dash (-).

Any text after a pound sign (#) is considered a comment.

Entries in the quotas file can be in any order. After Data ONTAP receives a write request, it grants access only if the request meets the requirements specified by all quotas entries.

If you create multiple explicit quotas file entries with the same target, only the first quota with that target is accepted and applied. The others are rejected and do not take effect.