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What you should always do is make qtrees as your primary points of storage. That way you can decide to quota - or not. But you can't if they're not qtrees already. In my environment we generally quota everything, with a limited number of examples because we thin provision and dedupe. Our key scenarios are: Home drives - we significantly oversubscribe, ...


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If it's all for one user, you can have a user quota instead of a qtree quota. But yeah, quotas are often not required.


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With no quota defined you can fill up all your storage in a few minutes. The consequence of this would be that you will have to quickly make some clean or buy another storage extention cabinet to extend your available storage. With quota enabled, you get more capacity planning facilities/better view on your storage space and usage. By the way, for a ...


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if you take here 2 and not 0 as in the example cb56f6f4 1,0,"/vol/vol_name/qtree_name/subdirectory",2,... then you can replace all permissions by only the new one. !Be carefully with it you will really remove all other permissions in all Subdirectorys! Normal you will need this option only if you have interrupted inheritance in subfolders.


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Don't worry about the result not fitting for addition. Just ignore the overflow. There is no ambiguity. For example, let's imagine buckets that hold a single decimal digit. 5 + 4 + 8 + 3 + 6 => 26. Since it only holds one digit, we'll just write "6" for parity. Now we need to reconstruct the fourth data digit. The inverse for addition is subtraction: ...


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For 7-mode, you need to configure the guest account. Unauthenticated CIFS users are mapped to this account. It is set with options cifs.guest_account. From the man page: cifs.guest_account Enables a user to get access to the filer provided that either the filer uses a Domain Controller for authentication and the user ...


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The traditional unix "load average" value is not available on netapp. You can see CPU percentages (either average or max).


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Whoop, that was fast. I did find an answer: Within the environment status command output, you can find something like this (listed after fans, batteries, etc): Environment for channel 0a Number of shelves monitored: 3 Channel: 0a Shelf: 1 vendor identification=NETAPP product identification=DS4246 Product Serial Number: ...



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