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corrupted quota.user

sarma
Advisor

corrupted quota.user

we have a alpha (os 5.1) server. I have quota.user file which is corrupted. Any ideas how to get rid off / correct it ? It causes headaches for backups
thanks

16 -rw-r----- 1 root operator 137438953472 Sep 27 13:14 quota.user
3 REPLIES
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: corrupted quota.user

Try using the quotacheck -u command.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Venkatesh BL
Honored Contributor

Re: corrupted quota.user

You cannot get rid of this file. Its a mandatory file for AdvFS.
Han Pilmeyer
Esteemed Contributor

Re: corrupted quota.user

Why do you believe it is corrupted? Because of the large size?

Note that this is a sparse file (indexed by the UID's found in the file system). If you have a backup procedure that understands sparse files, then this doesn't need to be a problem. Some backup applications allow one to specify files that do not need to be backed up. The quota.user and quota.group file in the top of a file set do not need to be backed up, so you could mark these files as such (assuming your backup application understands that).