- ONTAP 9
- Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3
- Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2
A quota is specified for the following reasons:
- To limit the amount of disk space or the number of files that can be used by a user or group, or that can be contained by a Qtree.
- To track the amount of disk space or the number of files used by a user, group, or Qtree, without imposing a limit.
- To warn users when their disk usage or file usage is high.
Quotas can be soft or hard. Soft quotas cause Data ONTAP to send a notification when specified thresholds are exceeded, and hard quotas prevent a write operation from succeeding when specified thresholds are exceeded.