quotas and usage

Ken Murchison ken at oceana.com
Tue Sep 28 14:17:39 EDT 2004

Philip Chambers wrote:

> On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 17:13:49 +0200 Sebastian Hagedorn <Hagedorn at uni-koeln.de> wrote:
>>-- Philip Chambers <P.A.Chambers at exeter.ac.uk> is rumored to have mumbled 
>>on Dienstag, 28. September 2004 15:28 Uhr +0100 regarding quotas and usage:
>>>How do I get cyrus to re-calculate the usage figure in a quota file.
>>quota -f
> The man page for quota says "Running quota with both the -f option and 
> mailbox-prefix arguments is not recommended".
> It is out of the question for me to run it without a mailbox-prefix because I have 
> over 20,000 users and it would put a massive load on the system and take hours.
> Why is that combination not recommended?

I'm not sure why this comment is there, but its fine to run quota -f on 
a quotaroot (e.g. quota -f user.foo).

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