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Published: 30 Oct 2012

Do you set disk quotas? The trend is clear: Setting quotas is the norm for e-mail systems, but a less-prevalent practice for file storage. When polled, 72% of Storage readers say they impose quotas on e-mail storage vs. only 45% that apply quotas to file server space. E-mail quotas aren't particularly generous, either: 36%--the largest portion--say their quotas are lower than 100MB. As to whether quotas are a net gain or loss for storage administrators, the jury is still out. On the one hand, "they're good because it keeps the users in line and [does] not let them take up more than their share of disk space," writes a reader. But quotas are also hard to manage. "They may be more trouble than they're worth," suggests another reader. Do you impose disk quotas for end-user files? Do you impose disk quotas on e-mail mailboxes? What kinds of quotas do you set? Access >>>

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