Using the quota command question

Andrew Morgan morgan at
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 Is this an outdated statement in the man page?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" 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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