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10.5: Create a Time Machine size limit for networked disks
Authored by: morespace54 on Nov 21, '07 11:14:16AM

Newbie question: How you do that?
Plus, what if the user want to access the drive for any other purpose? Wouldn't that bring an other problem (i.e. TM filling up all the user's available space of the now "quotas'ed drive")?

I want to be able to fill up the drive with anything I'm working on if I want to but stll make sure the whole drive isn't filled with TM backups.

Which of the proposed commands is the better one? The one that set the maxsize in the plist or the terminal one?



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10.5: Create a Time Machine size limit for networked disks
Authored by: hughsaunders on Nov 21, '07 04:37:41PM
http://sial.org/howto/osx/quota/
Has lots of good info on setting up quotas on mac os, other operating systems I'm not really sure about..
The problem is that quotas are at disk level, so if your users are connecting to one machine for backup and other purposes, quota wont help you.
As for the solutions suggested above, the plist one is not well understood yet. -There have been reports of it not working and confusion over units.
So that only leaves the dmg soltution until someone comes up with something better...

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