[Samba] smbcquotas tells me that "quotas are not enabled"
stan at hardwarefreak.com
Thu Jul 8 19:43:21 MDT 2010
Luke Hamilton put forth on 7/8/2010 7:31 PM:
> I have a setup of Ubuntu 8.04 running Samba 3.0.28a. Connected to our network I
> have a buffalo linkstation acting as Network Attached Storage (NAS), which I
> have successfully mounted on the local file system.
> Using smbcquotas I believe I can set up a quota for each user on the NAS. To
> get started, I run the command:
> smbcquotas //192.168.1.4/share -S FSQFLAGS:QUOTA_ENABLED -A /etc/.credentials
Is 192.168.1.4 the Buffalo NAS? If so...
> But I get the error:
> Quotas are not enabled on this share.
> Failed to open \$Extend\$Quota:$Q:$INDEX_ALLOCATION NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED.
Does the Buffalo support NTFS5 and is quota capability enabled on the Buffalo
> I'm trying to figure out why my command fails. Shouldn't that enable quotas in
> the first place?
Not if the Buffalo NAS isn't already configured to support quotas. As I
understand it, this command sends a packet to a remote SMB server telling it
how to (re)configure quotas on a given share. If quota capability isn't
already enabled on the remote SMB server this command will fail. I think that
is what is happening here. I'm no expert on this, just making a somewhat
See: man smbcquotas
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