Quota limit reached, but folder size is under limit

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Rich, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Rich

    Rich Guest

    I have some users who have quotas on their home directories. They are
    getting errors when saving files that they do not have any free space, and
    the server is saying they've reached their quota limit. When I navigate to
    the folder, right-click...Properties, the file size is way under the quota
    limit. Any ideas what could be going on? I hate to keep temporarily bumping
    up people's quota limits.
    Rich, Apr 14, 2009
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  2. Rich

    Rich Guest

    Server 2003 btw, sorry for not mentioning that.
    Rich, Apr 14, 2009
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  3. Rich

    kj [SBS MVP] Guest

    If this is Server 2003 (RTM) and not 2003 R2 then you'd be using Disk or
    NTFS based quotas which apply to and are calculated from the volume level
    not the directory or folder. Users are 'charged' for usage based upon file
    ownership, not where the file is located. So, if I own the file and place it
    in some other folder, the quota is still charged to me,

    Also note that temporary files are also charged quota and can easily nudge
    one over the limit.

    2003 R2 FSRM quotas work differently.
    kj [SBS MVP], Apr 14, 2009
  4. Rich

    Rich Guest

    When I right-click My Computer...Properties, it just says Microsoft Windows
    Server 2003, Standard Edition. So I guess I'm not on R2 and I'll have to
    look into the things you suggested. Thanks.
    Rich, Apr 15, 2009
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