Creating FTP Accounts on ZFS space with quotas
As part of the Gconnect 30:30 server product, I need to create a 10GB FTP store for each server. Its part of the deal so customers can use it either for backup, if they don’t want the server image backups or for just storing some transient data on. I’m using ZFS storage for the FTP space so utilising ZFS’s quota feature will work well.
Create a file system for the user:
zfs create DATA/CUSTOMER_NAME
Now create a quota
zfs set quota=10G DATA/CUSTOMER_NAME
The system will create a directory structure to match this so when I ‘df -h’, I get:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on /dev/mfid1p2 269G 7.1G 241G 3% / devfs 1.0k 1.0k 0B 100% /dev DATA 7.1T 36G 7.1T 0% /DATA DATA/CUSTOMER_NAME 10G 37k 10G 0% /DATA/CUSTOMER_NAME
Note that i had an existing DATA ZFS filesystem already set up and want the customer space to sit underneath it. Now when you create the FTP user, the home directory can point to the new folder. Don’t forget to ftpchroot the user to prevent them wandering round the filesystems.
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