[owncloud-devel] Create file upload restrictions for users through owncloud server

Stephen Partington cryptworks at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 13:37:32 GMT 2016


Something to consider, Why not set max global upload size in the admin
section of OwnCloud? I know it will restrict all files uploaded to that
size, but it would certainly meet your needs.

On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 4:36 PM, Syed Alam Abbas Imtiyaz <
syedalamabbas at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Pablo,
>                    Thanks for the response. However, I don't want
> directory level quotas, I can allow unlimited for the user, I only want
> file size restriction. To explain it more, lets say you have folder called
> images, I want to set that all images < 100 MB, and similarly for a folder
> called video,  all files are < 500 MB. I don't care how many files, I only
> care what is the file size.
>                    Now I am still reading, but does GlusterFS / XFS has
> that capability ?
>
>
> Thanks
> Alam
>
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 5:23 PM, Pablo Marques <pmarques at miamilinux.net>
> wrote:
>
>> Alam
>>
>> Try directory quotas on the backend storage file system.
>>
>> With XFS
>> https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E37670_01/E37355/html/ol_prjquo_xfs.html
>>
>> GlusterFS has a very easy way to implement simple size quota on any
>> directory:
>> http://www.gluster.org/community/documentation/index.php/Directory_Quota
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Pablo
>> ------------------------------
>> *From: *"Syed Alam Abbas Imtiyaz" <syedalamabbas at gmail.com>
>> *To: *"devel" <devel at owncloud.org>
>> *Sent: *Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:43:59 PM
>> *Subject: *[owncloud-devel] Create file upload restrictions for users
>> through        owncloud server
>>
>> ownCloud version: 8.2.2
>> Webserver: apache2
>> Database: MySQL
>> OS: Linux
>> PHP version: 5.6.x
>>
>>
>> Hello Everyone,
>> I tried posting this on the owncloud support forums, but @RealRancor
>> advised me to use this list. You can see my question on the forums
>> https://forum.owncloud.org/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=32993.
>>
>>
>> I am still learning about owncloud and its amazing apps capability, so
>> please elaborate your answers if you can. I have a simple requirement. Lets
>> say I start a owncloud webserver on a machine. I ask users to upload their
>> pictures and videos on lets say swim club trips. I want to be able to build
>> an app with a functionality that restricts the users with two folders
>> images and videos to file size limits 100 MB and 500 MB respectively. Or
>> there a better way without using app framework ? I know there is a way to
>> set the global owncloud upload limit, I also know that there is a place
>> where user skeleton or default files can be created.
>>
>> I am not looking for a spoon-fed answer, just general directions where I
>> can go and look, so I am able to achieve the said functionality of
>> different upload restrictions for different directories at the user/ client
>> level.
>>
>> Let me know your thoughts about this.
>>
>> I am reading this documentation, and understanding it, but can you sketch
>> roughly how would you / or any one with knowledge of owncloud and apps
>> would go about building such an application. Just some starting pointers
>> please, since I don't have much prior experience with web development.
>>
>>
>> Thanks
>> Alam
>>
>>
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