Disk Usage is showing 0.00 [DirectAdmin]

DirectAdmin relies on the system quotas to return a value for how much space is being used. DirectAdmin will run


/usr/sbin/repquota /home

Where /home is the quota_partition value set in the /usr/local/directadmin/conf/directadmin.conf file (eg, /home, / or /usr). The command should output a large list of numbers, eg


[root@server]# /usr/sbin/repquota /home
*** Report for user quotas on device /dev/hda3
Block grace time: 7days; Inode grace time: 7days
Block limits File limits
User used soft hard grace used soft hard grace
root — 417796 0 0 7446 0 0
nobody — 4 0 0 1 0 0
bin — 56880 0 0 510 0 0
majordomo — 8 0 0 2 0 0
diradmin — 8 0 0 2 0 0
admin — 200 0 0 44 0 0
user123 — 100 0 0 22 0 0
user456 — 100 0 0 22 0 0

If the “used” column is not showing anything, or users are not in the list, then you’ll need to run the quotacheck program:



/sbin/quotaoff -a; /sbin/quotacheck -avugm; /sbin/quotaon -a;



/usr/sbin/quotaoff -a; /sbin/quotacheck -avug; /usr/sbin/quotaon -a;

If are getting errors and no output is displayed for the repquota command, you’ll need to check your /etc/fstab file to make sure that it contains the rw,userquota,groupquota line beside the partition that is using the quotas.
*Important: On Linux (Redhat/Debian), it’s usrquota,grpquota, and on FreeBSD it’s userquota,groupquota.

Sample /etc/fstab:


# Device Mountpoint FStype Options Dump Pass#
/dev/ad0s1a / ufs rw,userquota,groupquota 1 1
/dev/ad0s1e /tmp ufs rw 2 2
proc /proc procfs rw 0 0

In this case, the quota_partition is /. The quota partition should be the partition that holds your users. Generally, this will be one of /home, / or /usr.

Once the repquota program is returning a normal value, then you can run the tally to get the correct usage to show up in DirectAdmin:

echo “action=tally&value=all” >> /usr/local/directadmin/data/task.queue



Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s