I have a virtual machine installed with centOS 7. I want to activate quotas for a specific user using the / partition. How can I do that? Is it not recommended to do so?

I tried the /home partition but it's not mounted and I quickly understood that it's not a mounted filesystem in its own right so I can't activate quotas on it specifically.


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Quotas are just a property of the filesystem, like most properties if you need to edit it you go ahead and do it in /etc/fstab. To support the user quota, simple add 'usrquota' to the appropriate file system, remount the file system/s and then add the user with 'edquota username'.

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