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Guidance on User/Directory quotas in OES-Linux NSS volume.

Hello,

I have recently installed an OES-Linux server with an NSS Volume. This NSS
volume will hold the user accounts as well as some folders that will be
shared by all users. I would like to do the following:

- Create a folder (e.g.: \NSSVOL:\USERS\) that will hold the home
directories of the users.
- Give the users a quota of 250MB for their home directories.
- Create a folder (e.g.:\NSSVOL:\SHAREDF\) that will be shared by all
users. Users can put as many files as they want in this shared folder
(:\SHAREDF) but this folder will have a limit of 3GB.

Is it possible to achieve the above under the same volume?? or do I have to
create new volumes for each volume that will have a quota of some sort.
That is,

NSSVOL1:\USERS\
NSSVOL2:\SHAREDF\
etc, etc...

and then apply the quotas to each volume. (In my opinion, this approach
seems to be too tedious)

If it is possible to do it in the same volume, I want to make sure that the
files that users save under the shared folder (:\SHAREDF\) will not be
counted as part of their home directories. How could this be achieved?? Is
this possible?

Any solution, guidance, or advice is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your help,

sorbedocs
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Re: Guidance on User/Directory quotas in OES-Linux NSS volume.

sorbedocs@yahoo.ca wrote:
> If it is possible to do it in the same volume, I want to make sure that the
> files that users save under the shared folder (:\SHAREDF\) will not be
> counted as part of their home directories. How could this be achieved?? Is
> this possible?


Sure:

http://www.novell.com/documentation/oes/nss_enu/data/bv3rpf1.html


--
Justin Grote
Novell Support Connection Sysop
Network Architect
JWG Networks
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Re: Guidance on User/Directory quotas in OES-Linux NSS volume.

Justin,

Thank you for your response and for the link. It was really helpful.

I read the documentation and followed its instructions. I never realized
that I had to Linux-enable the users.

Some other questions have come up:

- The example in the document says 1GB for the user's quota and 250MB for
the shared folder. What I would like to do is to configure it the other way
with the user quota being less than the restrictions of the shared folder.
That is, a user quota of 250MB and a restriction on the shared folder
(SHAREDF) of 1GB. Correct me if I am wrong but it appears that it is only
possible to use User quotas, and Directory quotas on the same volume only
when the user quotas are bigger than the size restrictions on the directory
of the shared folder.

If I wanted to keep them on the same volume, I guess my only choice would
be to select each user's home directory and restrict their directory sizes
(i.e: each home directory)

- LINUX-ENABLING USERS: Rather than Linux-enabling them, after the user has
been created (That is, going to iManager>>LMU>Enable users for LInux,
etc..) Is it possible to make it part of the user-creation-template?? so
that every time I create a new user I will not need to enable the user for
Linux in iManager. I tried a couple of things but everytime I create a new
user, using ConsoleOne; after their creation I have to linux-enable the user.

Thank you for your help.

sorbedocs.


> sorbedocs@yahoo.ca wrote:
> > If it is possible to do it in the same volume, I want to make sure that the
> > files that users save under the shared folder (:\SHAREDF\) will not be
> > counted as part of their home directories. How could this be achieved?? Is
> > this possible?

>
> Sure:
>
> http://www.novell.com/documentation/oes/nss_enu/data/bv3rpf1.html
>
>
> --
> Justin Grote
> Novell Support Connection Sysop
> Network Architect
> JWG Networks


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Re: Guidance on User/Directory quotas in OES-Linux NSS volume.

sorbedocs@yahoo.ca wrote:
> - The example in the document says 1GB for the user's quota and 250MB for
> the shared folder. What I would like to do is to configure it the other way
> with the user quota being less than the restrictions of the shared folder.
> That is, a user quota of 250MB and a restriction on the shared folder
> (SHAREDF) of 1GB. Correct me if I am wrong but it appears that it is only
> possible to use User quotas, and Directory quotas on the same volume only
> when the user quotas are bigger than the size restrictions on the directory
> of the shared folder.


I'm not too experienced with the precedence orders but I believe that
the User quota comes first, in which case you would be correct.

> - LINUX-ENABLING USERS: Rather than Linux-enabling them, after the user has
> been created (That is, going to iManager>>LMU>Enable users for LInux,
> etc..) Is it possible to make it part of the user-creation-template?? so
> that every time I create a new user I will not need to enable the user for
> Linux in iManager. I tried a couple of things but everytime I create a new
> user, using ConsoleOne; after their creation I have to linux-enable the user.


The only way to do it at creation time is to use something like Identity
Manager to kick off the LUM-enabling process. However, you can create a
ton of users and then use the Linux nambulkadd command to LUM-enable
them all at once.

However, you don't have to LUM-enable users to allow them to access your
NSS volumes via the Novell Client. You only have to LUM-enable them for
Samba or direct server access.

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Justin Grote
Novell Support Connection Sysop
Network Architect
JWG Networks
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