Disk Quota

Each user is assigned a disk space quota, or allotment, when their account is created to insure that there will be sufficient disk space for all our users’ needs.

Once you are over quota, programs may fail to run and you may also be prevented from logging in.

Each user is expected to monitor their own disk usage and to attempt to stay within their quota. To view your current usage, type quota on the command line.

The best practice is to check your quota occasionally, and if it appears you are nearing your limit, you should see what files you may be able to remove from your account to provide yourself with more disk space.

You should never need to remove files that you need in order to meet your disk quota. If you anticipate a long-term need for an unusually large amount of disk space, please notify the EML staff before the need becomes acute, so that we can find a suitable location for your files without encroaching on the files of other users. Additional disk space may be requested by sending mail to manager@econ.berkeley.edu.