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vxquota - display disk quotas and usage on a VxFS file system


vxquota [ -Hv] [ username]

vxquota [ -Hv] [ -g groupname]

vxquota [ -Hv] [ -u username]




vxquota displays VxFS disk and usage limits for the specified users and groups. Any user can specify the username argument to view its own limits, or the groupname argument to view the limits of a group to which the user belongs. Only a privileged user can specify the username or groupname argument to view limits of other users or groups.

vxquota without options displays only warnings if the usage is above quota limits for mounted VxFS file systems.

vxquota expects quota files to be present in the file system root directory. The quota files are dependent on layout version of the file system and are as follows:

Layout Version User Quota File Group Quota File Quota Support --------------------------------------------------- 10 | quotas.64 | quotas.grp.64 | 64-bit | --------------------------------------------------- 9 (or earlier) | quotas | quotas.grp | 32-bit | ---------------------------------------------------

username can be the numeric UID of a user.

Cluster File System Issues

This command operates the same on cluster file systems, however, to enable quotas for CFS, the quotas/quotas.64 file must be on the same file system; links to another file system are not allowed.


-g Displays group quotas and usage.
-H Displays quota usage and limits in the following human-friendly units: KB (kilobytes), MB (megabytes), GB (gigabytes), TB (terabytes), PB (petabytes), and EB (exabytes).
-u Displays user quotas and usage.
-v Displays the user’s quotas on all mounted VxFS file systems where quotas exist.


vxquota does not report quotas for NFS mounted VxFS file systems.


/etc/mtab Table of mounted file systems.
quotas/quotas.64 The user quotas file in the file system root directory.
quotas.grp/quotas.grp.64 The group quotas file in the file system root directory.


vxedquota(1M), vxquotaon(1M), vxrepquota(1M)

VxFS 8.0 vxquota(1M)