As space on the linux fileserver is limited, there is a restriction upon the amount of data that can be stored there. Quotas are enforced for undergrads and graduates. These are currently as follows:
|Hard limit||Soft Limit|
|Undergraduate||200 MB||150 MB|
|Graduate||600 MB||500 MB|
Once you exceed your soft limit you will receive an email each day that you are over quota. This is a reminder email that indicates that you need to clear some space. If you then exceed your hard limit you will not be able to write any more data to the disk. If you are using a modern window manager such as gnome or KDE, you will find yourself unable to log on. If this occurs you need to
follow the instructions about how to login at the console.
If you are a graduate then it is likely you have a dedicated machine available to you. All of the graduate linux machines have a
/research partition which is a large area of scratch space. These are suitable for holding large amounts of non-critical data. It is important to note that these partitions are not backed up (unlike the home directories on the fileserver).
If you have a requirement for a large amount of critical data to be contained on a filesystem that is backed up, please contact the TSG and we will see what we can do for you.