About quota commands

In general, quota administration for VxFS is performed using commands similar to UFS quota commands. On Solaris, the available quota commands are UFS-specific. That is, these commands work only on UFS file systems. For this reason, VxFS supports a similar set of commands that work only for VxFS file systems.


Most of the quota commands in VxFS are similar to BSD quota commands. However, the quotacheck command is an exception; VxFS does not support an equivalent command.

See About quota checking with Veritas File System.

VxFS supports the following quota-related commands:


Edits quota limits for users and groups. The limit changes made by vxedquota are reflected both in the internal quotas file and the external quotas file.


Provides a summary of quotas and disk usage.


Provides file ownership and usage summaries.


Views quota limits and usage.


Turns quotas on for a mounted VxFS file system.


Turns quotas off for a mounted VxFS file system.

Beside these commands, the VxFS mount command supports special mounts option (-o quota|usrquota|grpquota), which can be used to turn on quotas at mount time.

For additional information on the quota commands, see the corresponding manual pages.


When VxFS file systems are exported via NFS, the VxFS quota commands on the NFS client cannot query or edit quotas. You can use the VxFS quota commands on the server to query or edit quotas.