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This feature requires kernel support for quotas on your server. If your server uses a custom kernel that does not include quota support, the initial quota setup process may result in an unbootable system.

The Initial Quota Setup interface scans your server to confirm that it uses disk space quotas on the directories in which your cPanel users store their files. We recommend that you use quota support, and we enable it by default on new installations of cPanel & WHM. Without quota support, the server will not display disk space usage for users and it will not enforce quota limits.

If you run a Virtuozzo® Virtual Private Server (VPS), read our Enable Quotas on a Virtuozzo VPS documentation.

For more information about quota-related issues, read our How to Fix Quotas documentation.

Quota setup

To perform the quota scan, click Proceed.

When you click Proceed, the system runs the /scripts/initquota script. This script ignores /home directory mount points that use the following options:

To troubleshoot this issue, check the /etc/fstab file for these options.

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