WOW! It was ages I didn't any quota management on Linux!!! But I needed to today, so a short review was needed.
First, as root I had to check what my quotas looked like:
# quota -u bronto ; echo $? Disk quotas for user bronto (uid 1158): Filesystem blocks quota limit grace files quota limit grace /dev/mapper/homes-home 5089700* 5000000 7000000 6days 309 0 0 1
Oh, man! Look that "*" and that return code of "1"! I really was over quota (by chance, that was the soft limit only). I needed to increase it, so I checked the man page and did some dry runs with quotatool. After a few attempts, this line looked fine:
# quotatool -n -b -u bronto -q +2000000 -l +2000000 /home
Running it again without the "-n" showed no error, and running the quota command again confirmed everything was now fine:
# quotatool -b -u bronto -q +2000000 -l +2000000 /home # quota -u bronto Disk quotas for user bronto (uid 1158): Filesystem blocks quota limit grace files quota limit grace /dev/mapper/homes-home 5089700 7000000 9000000 309 0 0
Good, now I have some more space for my backups, and also a blog post to refer to when I'll have to increase it again in 10 years 😉