Your Linux files are stored on a file server called unixspace.  Because unixspace has limited capacity, there is a space limitation on the material in your personal space. Note that these are ‘hard’ quotas, meaning that the system will not allow you to exceed these allocations. You will receive separate email warnings when you have reached 90% and 100% of your quota limit. The default quota for all accounts is 4GB.

Note that this is only the default quota.  If you find you need more space to continue your university-related work, you may email to request more space (please provide justification).  To check your current usage, login to a Linux system and from a terminal window, run the command:

quota -v

Here’s some sample output:

Disk quotas for user student (uid 15341): 
  Filesystem  blocks   quota   limit   grace   files   quota   limit   grace
              305068  1843200 4096000            9443  4294967295 4294967295

The blocks column will show you your current usage (in bytes).  The first limit column displays your current hard quota limit (again, in bytes).

For additional information or assistance, please contact the Tech Desk at 570.577.7777 or

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