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AFS Userguide: AFS Quota

Your user volume has limited quota associated with it. The default is currently 200 MB, but you can add to that by taking classses that ask for additional quota for their students, or by getting additional disk space sponsored.

To see how much quota you have, type:


the line for AFS tells you how much space you have available in your user volume. If you use a unix mail client like pine or mutt to download your mail to your home directory in AFS, any used space that shows up under "Mail", you'll eventually download to AFS.

If you are overquota (or if you have insufficient quota to download your new mail), you will need to clean up your account by deleting old files that you don't need any more. Contact the consultants (file a HelpSU ticket or go in person to the second floor of Sweet Hall) if you need help with this.

If you are getting error messages indicating that files can't be written and lelandquota shows that the sum of your incoming mail and the diskspace you're actually using is still less than your existing quota, then you should check to see if maybe your AFS server's partition is full (this is highly unlikely). To check, type this command at the system prompt:

fs listquota <path to home directory>

If you are logged into a Leland Systems machine, you can use the shorthand symbol ~ (tilde) as your path-to-home-directory. ~ is a special symbol which stands for your home directory.

The output from this command will display your quota allocation and usage in a more cryptic form than that displayed by lelandquota. But the last column contains a percentage-full number for your partition. If that number is extremely large (very high 90s) AND there is a warning flag displayed next to it, file a HelpSU ticket, saying looks like the partition your account is on is full and that it is interfering with your work.

Last modified Wednesday, 16-May-2007 04:52:36 PM

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