ME Print Quota Changes
How to check your Disk Quota
All ME account have a disk quota set to ensure availability of
disk space for all users. This quota can only be accurately checked from the UNIX shell. The information you see when looking at your R:\ drive
from a windows system is close to your quota but not absolutely accurate. The
conversion from a UNIX file system to a windows file system can create errors in
estimated free space available.
As of the Fall of 2013, all ME students have a 20GB disk quota
on the server tools.ecn.purdue.edu.
The department offers shared group spaces as well. These spaces
are hosted on the server project.ecn.purdue.edu and do not have a disk quota.
These groups are available for the duration of the current semester for any ME
academic course need. There is a form to request this space available in ME 2042
and this form will require your professors signature.
To Check your disk quota using the UNIX system, do the following
Open a command prompt
Type /usr/sbin/quota -v at the prompt. Below
is an example for user mconsult. In this case, mconsult is using 163mb
with a 500mb quota
mconsult:tools:~% /usr/sbin/quota -v
Disk quotas for mconsult (uid 9754):
Filesystem usage quota limit timeleft files quota limit timeleft
/export/home/c 163193 500000 505000 10026 0 0