*** Note: If you're running a VPS with a "simfs" file system, quotas usually cannot be enabled with normal means. Contact your VPS provider to enable quotas for you.
to see your partitions.
If you have a /home partition, then your quota_partition value will be /home.
If you have no /home partition, then your quota partition will likely be /.
In some cases, you might have a sybolic link: /home -> /usr/home, in which case your quota_partition will be /usr.
Set the partition value here, as needed:
DirectAdmin relies on the system quotas to return a value for how much space is being used. DirectAdmin will run
Where /home is the quota_partition value set in the /usr/local/directadmin/conf/directadmin.conf file (eg, /home, / or /usr). The command should output a large list of numbers, eg
If are getting errors and no output is displayed for the repquota command, you'll need to check your /etc/fstab file to make sure that it contains the rw,userquota,groupquota line beside the partition that is using the quotas. ***Important***: On Linux (Redhat/Debian), it's usrquota,grpquota, and on FreeBSD it's userquota,groupquota.
Sample /etc/fstab (do not make your's look identical if it's different, this is one example from a specific OS):
In this case, the quota_partition is /. The quota partition should be the partition that holds your users. Generally, this will be one of /home, / or /usr.
Or you may consider switching to journaled quota to avoid running quotacheck after an unclean shutdown.
In that case instead of ",usrquota,grpquota", add ",usrjquota=aquota.user,grpjquota=aquota.group,jqfmt=vfsv0" to your fstab file.
Once the repquota program is returning a normal value, then you can run the tally to get the correct usage to show up in DirectAdmin:
This task.queue command will get picked up by the dataskq binary. It calls the repquota command and dumps it into /home/tmp/quota-dump.
Check /var/log/directadmin/errortaskq.log for any errors with this. Running the tally manually for a User can also help with debugging these issues.
Information for a Support Request
If you're completely confused and are going to be contacting some support department about the issue, run these commands and paste them the full output from them:
/usr/local/directadmin/directadmin c | grep quota_partition
/usr/local/directadmin/directadmin c | grep use_xfs_quota
repquota `/usr/local/directadmin/directadmin c | grep quota_partition= | cut -d= -f2`
ls -lad /home/tmp
ls -la /home/tmp