How to Enable User Quotas

User Quotas is used to allocate a maximum amount of disk space for an individual server user or a group to use on the server. The disk space can be edited in the file  /etc/fstab.

Let’s go ahead and enable user quotas.

First, open up the  /etc/fstab file.

nano /etc/fstab

In the file, search for the following line and update with ‘usrquota’.

LABEL=DOROOT     /               ext4    errors=remount-ro,usrquota 0       1

Save and exit the file.

Your file should look similar to this:

LABEL=DOROOT       /               ext4    errors=remount-ro,usrquota 0       1
none             /dev/shm      tmpfs   defaults                    0 0


Lastly, remount the file system which had a change for fstab entry:

mount -o remount /



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