Thoughts on Quotas

Dennis Melentyev dennis.melentyev at
Tue Sep 28 06:58:46 PDT 2010

As of historical data, I'd rather like to see on-the-fly aging/releasing of the oldest PFS snapshots or better more fine grained structures (with some notifications to admins probably).Have no idea of how difficult is it to implement.
So, if a user tried to overwrite a 10Gig file 100 times in a row he will just loose the oldest versions of it, not a big deal for me./dennisOn Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 4:28 PM, Sdävtaker <sdavtaker at> wrote:
I think historical data should not affect user quota since user is
unable to clean up his own historical data.
Historical data should be seen as administrative overhead, there is a
need to know some metric about the historical data so cleanup can be
automatized to avoid the scenario where users "got" space but it
doesnt exist phisically in the box.

On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 06:25, Antonio Huete Jimenez
<ahuete.devel at> wrote:
> One of my concerns here is, as the historical data is taking up more
> and more disk space without being taken in account, it could be the
> case that there's not enough space to satifisfy user's disk needs even
> if they're not reaching the quotas.
> How would that case be handled? Should the sysadmin take this in account?
> I'm not 100% sure that the historical data shouldn't count on the total sum.
> Cheers,
> Antonio Huete

-- Dennis Melentyev

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