Filesystem quotas allow you to define how much disk space a particular user or group can use on a given filesystem. When you enter this page you will be shown a listing of each filesystem currently set up. The User Quotas and Group Quotas will be set to Enabled (quotas are being enforced) or Disabled (quotas are not being enforced).
In the first section of the filesystem quotas you will see Define Filesystem Quotas. Here you will see all of your mounted partitions. By default all quotas are disabled. Since filesystems quotas are disabled you will not see anything listed in the Existing Filesystem Quotas section.
To enable filesystem quotas on one of your partitions or to change the partitions options click the Edit link associated with the partition you wish to make changes to and you will be brought to the following screen.
Here you have two pull-down menus. Each option is to enable or disable group and/or user quotas. When you have made your selection(s) click the Save Changes button to have the new changes take effect.
When finished making changes, click Save Changes and you will be returned to the previous screen You will notice now your enabled filesystem quotas are listed for the selected partition in the Existing Filesystem Quotas section.
Currently you have enabled quotas for the selected partition but you have not yet defined what these quotas are to be so you will see ``No users/groups currently have quotas defined.'' message. To define a new user quota select the New User Quota link, as for groups as well, New Group Quota link.
When selecting the New User Quota link you will be brought to the following menu. Here you assign a quota on a per user basis.
To create a group quota select the New Group Quota link. You will be brought to a screen similar to the New User Quota screen but instead of asking for a user name a group name is wanted. This menu works the same way but the quota takes effect for every user of that group.