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Is it okay to delete the quota.user file from the root directory? This file is 2.7GB in size and I need to wipe it from the system. I ran:

$ quotaoff -avug
$ mv quota.user quotaold.user
$ quotaon -avug
$ mv quotaold.user /another/place

So far all seems well.

I was looking for a way to truncate this file but couldn't find anything so I decided to just try removing it instead.

I am running CentOS release 5 (Final) on Xen using cPanel.

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If you are actually using quotas, you will want to regenerate it with quotacheck, or all your users will be back to zero used space as far as the quota system knows.

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