What is disk quota management?
For some data warehouse available to many users at the same time it is
not effective to provide each group with a physical drive. In this case
the question about partition rises. To manage drive capacity in the
most efficient way strict limitations on the dedicated space for each
group should be set. Disk quota management is meant to solve this.
The most considerable problem for standard Windows quota management
mechanism is that quotas cannot be set to arbitrary folders and files,
only to a volume as a whole.
What is WinQuota?
To cover all network Administrator necessities, concerning managing space
limits and monitoring their keeping, WinQuota LLC designed disk quota
management mechanism WinQuota. It allows specifying rich set of rules to
manage drive space without any additional re-partitioning or logical volume
Designed especially for administration needs, WinQuota provides quota management for folders and files separately for any kind of users, groups, including support of Windows Domains and Active Directory network users.
There is a possibility to set quota limitations for any specified folders and files, including subfolders, inner mount points, system and sparse files.
Disk quota settings can not be exhausted by any kind of operation, including file moving, renaming, copying and other. While any attempt of a file size changing, WinQuota examines it against quota settings and refuses any kind of requests that may lead to quota limits overburn.
In contrast to many other solutions, WinQuota works in real time; now you don't need to worry about users dedicated space inviolability all the time. Every folder can be simply treated as separate drive; all programs will be limited to folder size transparently and quota limit may not be
WinQuota is 100% automatic and gives a great relief to Administrator. User cannot overdrive his or her hard limits, but in case of attempt to use more space than quota set, administrator intervention is not required to unlock/solve quota overflow.
- Real-Time, fully automated solution
- Users cannot exceed their' limits
- Quota limits for folders and files
- Quota limits for all kinds of users and groups
- Full support of Active Directory and Windows Domains structure
- Define any kind of user notifications about quota limit to be filled soon
- Support of any underlying storages, including SAS, NAS, RAID/LVM support
- Support of Windows Clustering, network Shares and Distributed File System
WinQuota has two versions:
WinQuota Professional and
WinQuota Corporate. Mainly, professional version
is adopted to small and medium companies, without huge AD trees and forests.
In other side, WinQuota Corporate is specifically designed to large and huge
companies, and provides additional features specific to large companies. There
are Web Console to manage quotas remotely, SNMP support, and more.
WinQuota team continuously works at perfection of WinQuota products to
make them most closely correspond to the customers' needs. Read more...
How WinQuota works
Contrary vto many other solutions, WinQuota is complex and efficient solution for your quotas.
Instead of periodical scans of certain folders and breaking permissions with
limits emulation, WinQuota works at kernel level, intercepts all file activity,
and counts quota for all file operations. Read more...