Actually, you can exceed you quota for up to two days before your write privileges are turned off. However, there is an absolute maximum of 125% of your quota which you may never exceed. This extra space is intended to prevent the loss of your work if you accidentally go over your quota.
On the Unix system, you can use the command
quota -v to check your quota. The quota command will list your usage ( in K bytes ). Using the quota command without the -v flag will only report if you are over your quota, and by how much ( in K bytes ).
There is no way of directly checking your quota in NT.
To check the disk space of your Unix files, you can use the
dus command. This command was developed in the Design Center, and is known to have problems if you have filenames with spaces in them in your directory. The dus command normally lists the size of all files in the current directory, or you can specify a list of files to check. If the first option to dus is
-sort, the list of files will be sorted in order of increasing size.
To check the disk space of your Windows NT files, either find them under
/users/nt and use
dus or you can right-click on a single file or directory and select Properties to see how much disk space it uses.
diskquota command will report both your disk quota and the disk usage in your individual directories. Note that the numbers reported for your quota and your total disk space may not match exactly due to rounding.
/tmpdirectory is local to each Unix machine and generally has very little space available. These directories are purged daily. The NT equivalent is
There is also a 4 GB scratch disk available for temporary storage. It is automatically purged once a week on Monday mornings, although we reserve the right to purge it at any time if we need to reclaim some of that disk space. Scratch storage is not backed up. On Unix, the scratch drive is
/scratch and it is
F:\ on NT.
/scratch/tmp is intended to be used as a version of
/tmp that is visible to all machines and larger than /tmp in most cases. It is purged daily.
If you would like to request an increased quota, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include:
If you do not include this information, your request will not be honored.
Note: Requests for quota increases usually will not be granted unless you are already using at least 80% of your current quota.