[K12OSN] Dropbox question

Petre Scheie petre at maltzen.net
Thu Dec 21 19:52:54 UTC 2006

Quotas operate per filesystem, so if /dropbox is on a different partition from /home, it 
won't have any bearing on users' quotas in their home directories.  You could set a 
different quota limit for /dropbox than for /home, or not even set a quota if desired.


Jim Kronebusch wrote:
> If I remember right part of the reason I opted for the script before was
> because of disk quotas.  I think that with what you guys have described the
> file is still owned by the student even though the group ownership changes to
> the teacher.  Problem I had with that is that some teachers aren't the best in
> cleaning out folders, so after a while a student can have nothing in his/her
> home folder and still exceed the quota because the teacher hadn't remove their
> assignments for the last 6 months.  And with our digital arts classes some
> assignments are a few gig in size, so they can eat up quota fairly quickly. 
> But if you aren't using quotas I think what you suggest would work.  but I set
> this up 3 years ago so I don't fully remember my reasoning :-)

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