I'm not a total newbie to Linux but am having a hard time understanding the exact meaning of user quota, and due to that I apologize if my questions are not clear.
My user (
user1) can log into multiple Linux boxes and from each one I can access my own files under
/home/user1. Then when we talk about my quota, is it quota for me on a specific box or everywhere in total?
I was assigned with my own box
server1, which has about 16GB disk space, and when I ran
quota -vit only showed about 2GB limit for
When I logged on
server2and tried to cp some big files over 2GB from shared location to
/home/user1, it gave me an
"Disk quota exceeded"error.
We also have some public users accounts opened by other peopl, when I log in using one of those, I can copy big files from
/usr/publicusr, or scp from
publicusr@server1without any problem. So is that these public user accounts there is no quota for them at all? A run of
quota -vshowed nothing.