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Volume Space Restrictions

We have a volume dedicated to user home directories that is completely
out of control largely due to the fact the space restrictions were never
implemented. I've now been told to "fix it", so I have a few questions.

1) Is there a way to globally set restrictions for everyone as opposed
to individually adding restrictions for users. We're dealing with a
large amount of users spread throughout a large tree.

2) Once restrictions are added, what will the users who are over the new
limit see? Will they be able to access their drive to move files off, etc?

3) We recently had a large amount of data (20g or so) dumped to the
drive. Is there any quick way of tracking down where it went and who
added it?

This is a 6.5 sp5 environment, edir 87.3.7.

Thanks!

Travis
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Volume Space Restrictions

Travis Montgomery,
> 1) Is there a way to globally set restrictions for everyone as opposed
> to individually adding restrictions for users. We're dealing with a
> large amount of users spread throughout a large tree.


Yes, you could do something creative with an UIMPORT script.

> 2) Once restrictions are added, what will the users who are over the new
> limit see? Will they be able to access their drive to move files off, etc?


Yes, IIRC, but not add files.

> 3) We recently had a large amount of data (20g or so) dumped to the
> drive. Is there any quick way of tracking down where it went and who
> added it?
>

Not unless you use Auditing, the owner of the file may give a clue though.

- Anders Gustafsson, Engineer, CNE6, ASE
NSC Volunteer Sysop
Pedago, The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

Novell does not monitor these forums officially.
Enhancement requests for all Novell products may be made at
http://support.novell.com/enhancement

Using VA 5.51 build 315 on Windows 2000 build 2195

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Volume Space Restrictions


> Yes, you could do something creative with an UIMPORT script.


I've never used uimport. Is there any good documentation available?

Thanks!

Travis
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Volume Space Restrictions

Travis Montgomery,
> I've never used uimport. Is there any good documentation available?


The 4.x documentation at www.novell.com/documentation. I am not sure
whether uimport shipped with 6.x though. Another option is SetQuota
from the JRB utilities.

- Anders Gustafsson, Engineer, CNE6, ASE
NSC Volunteer Sysop
Pedago, The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

Novell does not monitor these forums officially.
Enhancement requests for all Novell products may be made at
http://support.novell.com/enhancement

Using VA 5.51 build 315 on Windows 2000 build 2195

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Volume Space Restrictions

Cool Thanks! I'll check it out.

Trav

Anders Gustafsson wrote:
> Travis Montgomery,
>> I've never used uimport. Is there any good documentation available?

>
> The 4.x documentation at www.novell.com/documentation. I am not sure
> whether uimport shipped with 6.x though. Another option is SetQuota
> from the JRB utilities.
>
> - Anders Gustafsson, Engineer, CNE6, ASE
> NSC Volunteer Sysop
> Pedago, The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)
>
> Novell does not monitor these forums officially.
> Enhancement requests for all Novell products may be made at
> http://support.novell.com/enhancement
>
> Using VA 5.51 build 315 on Windows 2000 build 2195
>

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Volume Space Restrictions

Travis Montgomery wrote:
>
> We have a volume dedicated to user home directories that is completely
> out of control largely due to the fact the space restrictions were never
> implemented. I've now been told to "fix it", so I have a few questions.


Quotas are recommended 😃

> 1) Is there a way to globally set restrictions for everyone as opposed
> to individually adding restrictions for users. We're dealing with a
> large amount of users spread throughout a large tree.


You can set volume space restrictions to multiple users with Nwadmin, or
use 3rd party products like Dspace from gadgetfactory.com. There are 3rd
party utils for setting directory restrictions as well.

-sk
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Re: Volume Space Restrictions

Thanks!

Sami Kapanen wrote:
> Travis Montgomery wrote:
>> We have a volume dedicated to user home directories that is completely
>> out of control largely due to the fact the space restrictions were never
>> implemented. I've now been told to "fix it", so I have a few questions.

>
> Quotas are recommended 😃
>
>> 1) Is there a way to globally set restrictions for everyone as opposed
>> to individually adding restrictions for users. We're dealing with a
>> large amount of users spread throughout a large tree.

>
> You can set volume space restrictions to multiple users with Nwadmin, or
> use 3rd party products like Dspace from gadgetfactory.com. There are 3rd
> party utils for setting directory restrictions as well.
>
> -sk

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Volume Space Restrictions

You can also set space restrictions for multiple users with our DSRAZOR for
eDirectory/NDS and NetWare product. Please see the applet called "User Mgmt
+ Disk Space Restrictions" in the Helpdesk Examples section of the DSRAZOR
Console. The applet is currently set to show all users in container, but
this can be customized to show all users in the whole Tree or all users that
meet a certain criteria. A 7-day evaluation is available from:
http://www.visualclick.com/?source=041506space2


"Sami Kapanen" <sami.kapanen@TAKETHISOFF.hamk.fi> wrote in message
news:44917C3D.20AA@TAKETHISOFF.hamk.fi...
> Travis Montgomery wrote:
>>
>> We have a volume dedicated to user home directories that is completely
>> out of control largely due to the fact the space restrictions were never
>> implemented. I've now been told to "fix it", so I have a few questions.

>
> Quotas are recommended 😃
>
>> 1) Is there a way to globally set restrictions for everyone as opposed
>> to individually adding restrictions for users. We're dealing with a
>> large amount of users spread throughout a large tree.

>
> You can set volume space restrictions to multiple users with Nwadmin, or
> use 3rd party products like Dspace from gadgetfactory.com. There are 3rd
> party utils for setting directory restrictions as well.
>
> -sk



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Elausche Absent Member.
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Re: Volume Space Restrictions

Travis Montgomery;552888 wrote:

3) We recently had a large amount of data (20g or so) dumped to the
drive. Is there any quick way of tracking down where it went and who
added it?



There is a really nice piece of software called Windirstat that I use. It gives you a charted breakdown of where all of your storage is, and also shows you exactly how much of your storage is what type of files. It helps to find out just how much of your work storage is being used for movies, music, and games.
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