Quota on usb external hard drive

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by j.smith1981, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. j.smith1981

    j.smith1981 New Member

    Hi there, I really should have taken these details down for you.

    I have an external USB 2 drive on my server I want to allow ISPConfig to use aswell as the main document roots would this be possible do you know?

    And also I would like to add the quota software to it aswell, the following details are of where it is on my system.


    and the other name I got when I went into look at the partition /dev/sdb1

    its mounting point, when i last installed fedora was /net

    I did try doing this last time after I installed ISPconfig but as per usual with me my server didnt work, it hanged when I tried logging into the ISPconfig admin page and i looked at my ssh login on putty and it said it had closed IRQ19

    Also sorry for a 2nd question but I keep getting an error when i do the following command:
    'quotacheck -avugm'

    It says it cant find the user of when I edit the /etc/fstab file:
    It says it cant find the group or user and says maybe I tried truncating the text, then it runs but I dont get why its coming up with this sort of error has anyone else had problems?

    can someone help please?

    (I am using Fedora Core 9 by the way)

    Thanks in advance,

    PS I probably will be posting allot on here for a little while as I am not exactly sure what I'm doing because I am a noob and proud of it, but finding this system (ISPConfig) really exciting to do what I have been wanting to do for ages now which is host my own e-commerce sites to show to clients live.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2008
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    That's normal when you run quotacheck for the first time.

    If your USB drive gets mounted on /net, you can can use quota on /net as well. Make sure you create an entry for /net in /etc/fstab, and the other quota steps are similar to the ones from the howto.

    You can have web sites on just one partition. For example, if ISPConfig creates web sites in /var/www, you can't make it create web sites on /net as well.

    If you want to combine two or more partitions to one big partition, take a look at LVM: http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_lvm
  3. j.smith1981

    j.smith1981 New Member

    Ah just seemed really weird to me asif the quota didnt work but if it works even saying that then thats excellent thankyou ever so much for your help,

    I will show you the file that includes the /net partition for your help to show me how to actually add in the group I think I know where just a little afraid of as to where to put in the grp and usrquota text into the fstab file.

    That is excellent thank you ever so much, just read the first 2 pages of that link always wondered how to add in volumes to the drive.

    This is a bit off topic but would I be able to setup a samba and/or netware server on any partition though?

    I will of course make another topic in another section if I have problems but that is brilliant I've learnt soo much by coming to this forum.

    Thanks again,
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2008
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Yes. You can find a few tutorials on http://www.howtoforge.com/howtos/samba :)

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