Each user is allocated an initial disk quota on the linux systems (gate servers, DPO servers, DPO terminals when booted into linux) along with their userid. This places limits on the amount of disk space a user’s files can occupy.
The current default limit is 10Gb.
This limit is slightly elastic, so you will most likely be able to write a bit more than your quota limit before the system “notices” and issues an over quota warning. Further attempts to create or extend files will fail.
Disc quota and usage information are provided via the “quota” command, available on the DPO terminals and Linux Teaching System servers.
user123 homes 2626MB 10 GB 25%
Which means that user user123 has a 10 Gb quota limit and is using 2626 Mb of this quota.
If you are running out of space and have a justifiable reason for requiring an increase in your quota allocation please contact the IT Helpdesk.