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Solaris™ Operating Environment Boot Camp by Dominic Butler, David Rhodes

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Configuring the User's Quotas

The next step is to configure the limits for each user. We can manipulate the hard and soft limits individually for every user. The timeout period can also be altered, but only on a per-filesystem basis.

We will start by assigning the same values, listed below, to each user. We have provided quite a large buffer between the soft and hard limits. This should allow the user to easily perform tasks such as transferring large files and creating large tar files. It also means that should our first guess at the user's limits be incorrect, the user will have time to inform us before the hard limit is met:

  • Soft limit for file size: 300 MB (300,000 1 kB blocks)

  • Hard limit for file size: 500 MB (500,000 1 kB blocks)

  • Soft limit ...

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