diplay quota for all users

Simon Matter simon.matter at invoca.ch
Fri Dec 22 10:18:08 EST 2006

> On Thu, 2006-12-21 at 14:39 -0600, Rafael Mahecha wrote:
>> I would like to see the quota for all my users and output that to a
>> file... I tried the command bellow in a test server, but I'm still a
>> little reluctant to try it on my production server.
>> su - cyrus -c "/usr/lib64/cyrus-imapd/quota"
>> > /mailstore/quotas_list.txt
>> Is there anything to keep in mind while running the command?
>> Is there are quota database (I did not see one)?
>> Should cyrus be stopped while doing this?
>> Are teh any flags/options to the cyrus quota command?
> Quotas are stored in plain text files in /var/imap/quota.

That's not tue for all systems. Depending on which Cyrus version you use,
quota can be stored using different backend, the one you say is
quota_legacy. Using quota(8) always works and is therefore recommended.


> Directory is hashed by user's login first character ( 'q' if it's
> not in 'a'-'z' range ).
> Filename is user's mailbox name ( eg. 'user.<login>' ).
> First line is current usage in bytes
> Second line is user's quota in kilobytes.
> Example:
> mail1# pwd
> /var/imap/quota
> mail1# cat m/user.mjawimap
> 866269772
> 1024000
> mjawimap user has 1GB quota and uses about 825MB out of it
> ( 84% usage ).
> Bottomline is you can play with these files without any restrictions.
> You can change it, generate manually or from robot and it will all
> be seen properly by cyrus.
> Mentioned everyday quota warning checker can be a simple oneliner
> then.
> M.
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