Quota problems...

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at debian.org
Wed Dec 17 13:21:30 EST 2003

On Wed, 17 Dec 2003, John Lockard wrote:
> In my case 'quota -f' did indeed zero the quotas and (found out later)

My best guess is that your quota database was corrupted.

> it toasted my mailboxes.db.  RPMs are not an option because of site

Looks like database corruption alright.

> specifics.  I do know that I need to get to a newer version, but that
> can't be done right now.  Looking at diffs between 2.1.11 and 2.1.16
> there are VERY minimal changes with quota code.

And not so minimal changes in the database stuff, and in the rest of

> If you have a *helpful* suggestion as to why my current quotas are
> f'ed I'd like to hear those.

Restore the quota databases from backup, and verify their integrity... it
looks like quota -f disliked what it found.  And if it "hosed" the mailbox
db, it looks very much like disk corruption in the DB environment to me.

I am not, however, the best person to help you track down what could have
hosed the quota DB.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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