I'm thinking of setting limits to how much users can upload, according to their user group. If I understand correctly, this should be done in Group Manager > Quota. Is that correct?
I'm reading the manual about it, and am quite confused. The first paragraph of the Quota section
"Specify the maximum web space usage that the images (or other files if you allow them) uploaded by a user who is member of that particular group you assign the quota for is allowed to consume. The quota is set in kilobytes (KB) and only applies for the files uploaded into a personal gallery of a user. Uploads of that user that go into public albums are not being taken into account and don't add to the quota of that user.
My understanding is that the quota limits only what a user in this group uploads to their personal album. Does that mean they can upload unlimited to public albums?
But then the 2nd paragraph says:
"The disk quota applies only for groups where "Personal gallery" has been set to "Allowed". Both files uploaded by a user into his personal gallery as well as files uploaded to public galleries are included in the quota.
The quota applies to each member of the group. Set the quota to a value that actually makes sense - setting it to several terrabytes does not make sense and may lead to funny side-effects."
Is the "disk quota" a different kind of quota, than the quota in the 1st paragraph? The 1st paragraph says the quota only applies to the personal gallery, not to the public albums. But then the 2nd paragraph says the quota applies to both personal and public albums.
Are my eyes just too tired that I've missed a word somewhere? I've read and re-read many times, and I just can't make sense out of it.
Would someone be so kind as to explain?
Also, the reason I was consulting the manual in the first place -- I was wondering if there is any place to look, to find out how much space an album is using. First, I was going to use an existing album to get an idea about how many images (very roughly, I realize) are needed to make up for example, 5 mb or 10 mb, etc. And 2nd, then down the road, the admin might want to see how close a user is getting to their quota. Or maybe the user might be curious as well? So is there any way to see how much space an existing album contains?
Thank you very much