I want to set up user quota on myBook.
I figured I have to use smbcquotas, but I do not have such program (it should be in /usr/local/samba/bin ?).
I thought it should be in the Samba package, installed it, but smbcquotas is not there…
What am I doing wrong?
Is there another way to limit user space?
Hey Troteli login to your MBWE and click on the Advanced Link at the top, click on the Storage Tab, click on the icon Quota, then on the tab DataVolume User Quota, edit the name you want to set a quota and there you have it,
Yes, thank you =)
I have done that (found it in the manual)
I have set up the Time Machine user, set its user quota to 500GB, but when Time Machine connects (with its username) and starts backing-up it still says under Available (TimeMachine PrefPane) 325GM out of 989GB (or something)
That confuses me…
TimeMachine still thinks it has a 1TB disk available for back-ups and on the other hand it has user quota set to 500GB…
That is why I thought I would maybe find another way of doing it.
I found out that this occurs when the Mac connects to MyBook using AFP. If CIFS is used instead then Time Machine detects the correct available quota.
In Finder command-K, cifs://yourmybookname, login as the user that TM will be using, mount the folder where the backup is going to be.
Copy the sparsebundle to that folder (in Snow Leopard TM doesn't seem to care about the sparsebundle's size limitation for some reason), open TM preferences and choose the right device (the available size should be displayed correctly).