The Soft Disk field specifies the amount of disk space that the quota target can use before a warning is issued. If the quota target exceeds the soft limit, a warning message is logged to the storage system console and an SNMP trap is generated. This field is optional, and works the same way as the Threshold field.
The following list describes the rules for specifying a value in this field:
- K means 1,024 bytes, M means 2 to the 20th power or 1024 * 1024 bytes, and G means 2 to the 30th power or 1024 * 1024 * 1024 bytes.
Note: The Soft Disk field is not case-sensitive. Therefore, you can use K, k, M, m, G, or g.
- The maximum value you can enter in the Soft Disk field is one of the following values (roughly equivalent to 1,023 PB):
Note: If you omit the K, M, or G, Data ONTAP assumes a default value of K. The value cannot be specified in decimal notation.
- The value in the Threshold field, if any, should be a multiple of 4 KB.
If it is not, the Soft Disk field can appear incorrect in quota reports. This happens because the Soft Disk field is always rounded up to the nearest multiple of 4 KB to match disk space limits, which are translated into 4-KB disk blocks.
- The Soft Disk field must be on the same line as the Disk field.
Otherwise, the Soft Disk field is ignored.
- If you do not want to specify a soft disk limit for the quota target, enter a hyphen (-) in this field or leave it blank.