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> Assuming that you are running Postgres on a linux system, you could do > the following: > > 1) Create a partition with quotas enabled (via standard linux OS > procedures). The postgres user is the user for which quotas should be > enforced since postgresql always runs under the postgres uid. > > 2) Create a postgres tablespace using the newly created partition: > > psql> CREATE TABLESPACE dbspace LOCATION '/data/dbs'; > > 3) Create the database on that tablespace: > > psql> CREATE DATABASE sales OWNER salesapp TABLESPACE dbspace; > > I have not tried this myself. > > As a side note, I'd say that limiting the size of a database to an > arbitrary amount is problematic. Should a user actually exhaust the > disk quota, Postgres will be unable to commit the transaction. > Furthermore, it is difficult to recover from such a situation without > major effort. These links supplement the above comments: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/interactive/disk-full.html http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/interactive/manage-ag-tablespaces.html Regards, Richard Broersma Jr.
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