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Setting SAN User and Group Quotas

You can use Xsan Admin to set quotas to manage the amount of storage available to a user or group based on a unique UID (user ID) or a unique GUID (Generated Unique ID).

To set a storage quota for a user or group, follow these steps:

  1. In Xsan Admin, in the SAN Assets list, choose Users and Groups.

    If you’re not using Xsan Admin to manage users and groups, you’ll see Quotas in the SAN Assets list instead of Users and Groups.

  2. From the Volume pop-up menu, choose a volume.
  3. Choose a user or group in the list.

    To add a user or group, click the Users button or Groups button above the list and click the Add (+) button.

  4. Click the Edit button.
  5. Enter a hard quota, soft quota, and grace period, and click OK.

If your Xsan computers connect to another Mac OS X Server for user and group accounts, use Workgroup Manager or Server preferences to create users and groups, as needed. If existing users and groups aren’t listed when you click the Add button, open Directory Utility (located in /Applications/Utilities/) and make sure it’s connected to the correct server for authentication. All computers in the SAN should use the same directory service.

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