Can you set disk space limits for users?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sprice05, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. sprice05 macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2005
    I work at a college and we have macs in our classrooms. There are 6 user logins, (lab manager and 5 class logins). We want to set disk limits for each class login. For example, we want each class to have up to 20gb's of storage for their login. Can this be done? We are on a budget too. If this can't be done, what are our alternatives? We only have 80gb hard drives in the macs so it would be a hassle splitting the hd into 6 partitions and installing the OS on each partition.
  2. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2005
    in your closet

    i think you can do something where it could mount a network drive and set permissions to where they can only save on that mounted drive.
  3. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2003
    Yes. What you are describing is also known as setting a disk quota.

    Instructions for setting this up under OS X 10.4 can be found at

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