Using the quota command question
morgan at orst.edu
Thu Apr 23 13:29:01 EDT 2009
On Thu, 23 Apr 2009, Tim Champ wrote:
> Hello all.
> Quick (hopefully) question - the man page for "quota" says it isn't
> recommended to do a "-f" when specifying a user. Due to some issues
> that would take a while to explain, we will need to fix quite a few
> quotas on users as we "xfer" them to a new system.
> Is this an outdated statement in the man page? If not, what is the
> risk? I'd hate to have to run "quota -f" across a server of many
> thousand users just to fix one.
I use "quota -f user.foo" all the time to fix quotes on mailboxes restored
from backups. I've never had any errors or problems, so I don't know why
the manpage gives that recommendation.
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