[Samba] how to limit the size of a samba 3 share?

Spike Burkhardt burkhardt.richard at ssd.loral.com
Mon Jan 24 16:53:54 GMT 2005


  I think there's a way to do it from smb.conf but I've used Solaris quotas with
no problems.  Just be sure to build samba with "--with-quotas" and then use the
OS quota system.  HTH


samba.20.bogaard at spamgourmet.com wrote:

> Hello Samba list,
> I have a customer that really needs to have its Samba shares hard-limited to
> a
> certain size.
> We migrated them from Novell Netware 5 to Whitebox Enterprise Linux 3 with
> Samba 3 with LDAP backend.
> We've set UNIX acls on the share folders and subfolders, since they have
> specific wishes that cannot be covered with standard permissions (multiple
> groups should be able to read and/or write)
> The need for this and the share size limit comes from their Novell
> experiences, with which this is all possible.
> I've been able to cover all their 'access' wishes, but the share size
> limitation remains.
> The shares are all now simply on one partition.
> As far as I've been able to research, there is no possibility to really set
> a harddisk limit on a share (or a directory).
> Am I correct? Have to admit that I was surprised by this, I expected that
> this would be possible, to me it occurs as a logical wish / need for many
> server admins.
> There seem to have been attempts for Samba 2.x but they are not
> available/working for 3.x.?!
> As far as I can judge, user and group quotas will not help me here, they
> have a lot of different groups and users are in multiple groups.
> All users have "Domain Users" as their primary group
> How can I achieve the (more or less) the same result?
> I thought of repartitioning the drive and placing every share on its own
> partition.
> Does this make sense? I need to be able to adjust the sizes easily.
> Does LVM help me here?
> Can I somehow maybe limit the size of a directory instead?
> Are there any other mechanisms that I've overseen or does somebody know any
> workarounds.
> I know, a lot of questions, but they remains unanswered after reading a lot
> of docs (including Samba 3 by Example, great book John)
> So any feedback will really be appreciated
> Mark van den Bogaard
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