Turning on quotas

You can enable quotas at mount time or after a file system is mounted. The root directory of the file system must contain a file named quotas that is owned by root.

To turn on quotas

  1. Turn on quotas for a mounted file system:
      vxquotaon mount_point
  2. Mount a file system and turn on quotas at the same time:
      mount -t vxfs -o quota special

    If the root directory does not contain a quotas file, the mount command succeeds, but quotas are not turned on.