Best practice for quotacheck ?
Not Debian-specific, but anyway:
I run a mailhost (sarge, stock 2.6.8-2) with filesystem quota
(ext3, new quota format aquota.user).
In the documentation, it is recommended to run quotacheck from
time to time. I put this entry in /etc/cron.d/:
5 23 * * 6 root /sbin/quotacheck -avugm
Then quotacheck complains:
quotacheck: Quota for users is enabled on mountpoint /home so
quotacheck might damage the file.
Please turn quotas off or use -f to force checking.
so, I don't do things the right way.
What are the best practices for a host that has to run 24x7 ?
- quota off; quotacheck -avugm; quota on ?
- use -f ? "This is not recommended as the created
quota files may be out of sync." says man quotacheck
My goals are:
- keep the mailhost running 24x7 smoothly
- keep quota files in sync
Thanks for any advices,
Emmanuel Halbwachs Labo. de Photonique et Nanostructures
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