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I try to fix the hard drive for micro vax II
try to boot it up it said
error open quota.sys no such file.
I look at the print out on my old image backup, I can't locate this file name. even on the other running Vax 3100, I do a dir there is no such name. is there anyway I can create this file and dump it in.
Thanks !
Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: quota.sys


two different things:

First, and most important, the message on QUOTA.SYS is only informational!!
So, you can as well forget it.

Second, _IF_ you want it, you get it automaticly if you enable DISKQUOTA.
-- on a per-disk basis, you can allow any user (actually, any UIC) an amount of available disk space.
The system monitors that automatically, IF the QUOTA.SYS is found when mounting the disk. If it does not find that file, that is OK, but the system will tell you. That is what you are seeing.
Should you want to start using Quota, then:

Use DISKQUOTA HELP to tell you how to set the various limits.


Have one on me.

Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: quota.sys

In your current situation, I would not try to learn diskquotas. Honestly, you are occupied with lots of other problems - just ignore that message.
Honored Contributor

Re: quota.sys

I'm with Uwe: forget quota.sys message and continue to solving your main trouble.

Antonio Vigliotti
Antonio Maria Vigliotti
Trusted Contributor

Re: quota.sys

All it is telling you is quotas are not enabled on the disk. It is nothing to worry about.

If you have uses eating up too much space,
and you had small drives it was a useful utility. Unfortunately, it sometimes broke the system disk if you didn't give the system enough quota.
since it is a system disk, don't worry about it. I hope you have a good backup of your system disk. You can boot to your cd
b/r5:100000 cddisk: and issue backup commands or boot stand alone backup and restore your system disk.

However, it could be electronics and your disk still may be good.

To restore a an image backup,
$backup/image tape:savesetname/save newdisk:

Try and do it to another disk to save you old disk if you can.Bob