A major problem with computers shared by several users (either locally, or through a network) is disk usage. Badly-tempered, non-experienced or forgetful users are used to storing huge files in their home or common file-exchange directories; sometimes they even do not store huge files, instead, they just never delete them. And all computer users can suffer the lack of disk space just because of a single «bad» user. A common solution for the problem is disk quota, which means settings like «this folder can be written only by this user, and only while its less then 50 MB». To enforce disk quotas, the computer administrator should just use CheckQuota software.
This affable program has all for administrators comfortable work with quotas. It runs as a system service, which ensures the reliable operation. It allows to setup quotas per-folder or a number of folders at once, all users or selected users and groups. The quota-reaching actions are also customizable: users can be notified by email (even in two steps: when the limit is soon-to-be-reached and when it has been reached already), writing to folder can be disabled. The additional level of confidence is locking the file which has exceed the limit; this prevents users mindset like «Ill write only one movie to the folder and will take it tomorrow!»; also, you can disallow storing certain file types. Informative HTML and mail quota reports are available.
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