how to create a folder with a limited size?

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WeatherReport
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how to create a folder with a limited size?

Post by WeatherReport » 2019/11/21 16:51:55

Hey, I want to have a folder but limiting the size of that folder to 5Gb How to do that in CentOs 7?

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Re: how to create a folder with a limited size?

Post by jlehtone » 2019/11/21 16:58:43

Sounds like you want to set quota. XFS supports project quotas, which might suit your need.

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Re: how to create a folder with a limited size?

Post by MartinR » 2019/11/21 17:41:15

There's another fairly horrible way to do it:
  • Create a 5 GiB file using dd(1).
  • Create a filesystem within the file (mkfs(8)).
  • Mount it on the directory whose size you wish to limit.

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Re: how to create a folder with a limited size?

Post by WeatherReport » 2019/11/21 23:36:34

jlehtone wrote:
2019/11/21 16:58:43
Sounds like you want to set quota. XFS supports project quotas, which might suit your need.
I planned to limiting folder size for samba user, i want to know what is the good option and how quota compared to xfs tools for example xfs_quota?

https://linux.die.net/man/8/xfs_quota

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Re: how to create a folder with a limited size?

Post by Gerb » 2019/11/27 17:47:18

With ZFS you can create folders (zfs partitions) that have a maximum size.

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