How do I check my quota?

  • To check your disk usage and quotas:

$ checkquota

The first section shows the amount of storage used. The right-most 3 numbers are the block limits, listed in either kilobytes (K), gigabytes (G), or megabytes (M). The first is the number of blocks in use. The second is the soft quota; warnings are issued when this threshold is reached. The third is the "hard" quota (or limit); file creation or extension will fail when this threshold is reached.

The second section shows the number of files. The right-most 3 numbers are the current usage and limits. The first is the number of files in existence. The second is the soft quota; warnings are issued when this threshold is reached. The third is the "hard" quota (or limit); file creation will fail when this threshold is reached.

Note: there are 1024 bytes in a KB, 1024 KBs in an MB, 1024 MBs in a GB, and 1024 GBs in a TB.

Example:

$ checkquota

          Storage/size quota report for user:  sample
Filesystem                        Mount  Used   Limit  MaxLim 
Della home                        /home   52K    953M   1024M
Della scratch GPFS        /scratch/gpfs   0GB   500GB   512GB
Della scratch network  /scratch/network    0K    930G   1000G
Tigress GPFS                   /tigress   0GB   500GB   512GB

          Storage number of files used report for user:  sample
Filesystem                        Mount  Used   Limit  MaxLim 
Della home                        /home    20                
Della scratch GPFS        /scratch/gpfs     1                
Della scratch network  /scratch/network     1    953k   1024k
Tigress GPFS                   /tigress     1                

For quota increase requests please use this website: https://forms.rc.princeton.edu/quota