How to get to the User Quota Setting page in DSM

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How to get to the User Quota Setting page in DSM

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I have just bought a DS220J NAS and am following Synology's instructions to Back up files from Mac to Synology NAS with Time Machine. I have got as far as section 1.2.4 to create user, join group and assign read/write permission to Time Machine User, but when I try to do the next step of specifying a usage quota I can't get to the screen show in step 5 - User Quota Settings. I think it way be because of something I did earlier before I started the Time Machine setup. If I now go to the User folder and try to edit it, there is no option to set a Usage Quota.

Can anyone suggest what I should do next?
 

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Heh... maybe it's model related because I also cannot set quota's on my DS118. But on my other 2 NASes (which are both plus models) this is possible.
 
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Ah, you could be right. I've just discovered this note in the documentation:
Only on models that support the Btrfs file system can users set usage quotas for individual folders. If your NAS server only supports the EXT4 system, you can only set a usage quota for the entire volume.

So I now need to find out which file system it uses. If I can't set a quota, how do I prevent the Time Machine backups from filling the whole disk?

[Edit} Yes it's Ext4, so I now need an answer to my last question. Anyone?
 
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Create a Time Machine user account for each Mac and assign a volume quota for each account that you're comfortable with.

DSM quotas are in base 2 (1KB = 1024B) but your Mac's disk is reported by Finder in base 10 (1KB = 1000B).
 
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