[development] Controlling User Disk Usage

Sammy Spets sammys-drupal at synerger.com
Mon Dec 4 02:18:19 UTC 2006

There are several ways to solve this problem as we can all see.

Some information for everyone. Role purchasing will become much more
stable and flexible in the next release of ecommerce (both on 4.7 and
5.0). This will suffice for handling only the quota amount and
optionally the time period they'll have access.

Modules that currently implement some type of roles handling at purchase 
time would benefit from using the built-in code to simplify the modules 
and also the maintenance.

Some form of quota management is needed in Drupal. Would be handy if it 
were separate from ecommerce yet still useable by ecommerce.

I'd be interested in writing such a module provided I am (and 
funding is) available! :) I'd like to be kept in the loop for 
discussion about this.


Sammy Spets
Synerger Pty Ltd

On 03-Dec-06 14:55, Larry Garfield wrote:
> I'm working on something similar for a client.  They want uploads per-user to 
> tie into their existing user quotas on the server.  My tentative idea after 
> talking with dopry was to have all files save to 
> $files_dir/$user->name/blah/blah, and then auto-create symlinks from each 
> user's files dir to a directory in their home dir on the system.  
> Unfortunately different modules store their file paths differently, so I'm 
> getting that working only while the uploading user is still logged in.  For 
> anyone else, images are broken. :-)
> Is this something we could share ideas on?
> On Saturday 02 December 2006 23:08, Drupal Designs wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am looking to see if there is any way one can have disk usage limit set
> > per user? Basically wanted to know what is the best way to implement
> > payment levels (monthly membership) based on disk usage needs for a user?
> >
> > Is there anything available? If not, what is the best way to do it?
> > Would appreciate if the core dev team can help me on this:
> >
> > a) I do have a Client who can sponsor the development
> > b) We do have the resources who can undertake the development and
> > contribute it back to the community c) We want to to know if anyone is
> > working on a similar thing? If so, we would like to know if the solution
> > will be available anytime soon?
> >
> > I was also checking with Mario who posted a similar thread
> > http://drupal.org/node/93210. Mario replied back that he has also not got
> > any answers.
> >
> > Roshan Shah
> > Drupal Designs
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> >
> >
> >
> >
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