I'm trying to get quota to work over NFS in a beowulf cluster with debian.
Each user has its home dir in a different node, and they are automounted
on the rest of the nodes using autofs.
I've been looking for help on configuring the quota system for this particular
setup, but I couldn't find any help so far. Any hint? Thanks a lot,
And what problem do you exactly have? Because each of your nodes acts as an NFS server, you have to run rpc.rquota on each of the nodes. Apart from that I don't see any problem you might encounter.
Yeah, sorry, I wasn't being very specific.
Say a home dir is in node1:/homes/user, and it is mounted in a second node, as in node2:/home/user.
Do I need to edit /etc/fstab in node1 and activate usrquota for partition /homes? Do I need to edit fstab in node2?
Sould I do quotacheck/quotaon on node1 or node2, or both?
Do I need to modify any other NFS-related file like exports? Do I need to modify any automount-related file like /etc/auto.master, /etc/auto.home?
Thanks for the help,
Firstly, you don't have to edit anything automount related or exports file. quotacheck(8) has to be run only on servers - i.e. on each node that contains a physical disk with the exported filesystem - in your example node1. You have to edit /etc/fstab on node1 to enable quotas on /homes and rpc.quotad should be running on node1.