How do I manage my home directory quota?

You may receive an email  that you are exceeding your home directory (H:\drive) quota.  In this case, you may want to check your current usage.  To manage your quota, please follow the instructions below.

  1. Please visit https://storagetools.it.mtu.edu and sign in with your ISO username and password. If you are accessing this site from off campus, you will need to connect to the campus VPN first.  Please click here for instructions on how to connect to the campus VPN via Windows.  Click here for instructions on how to connect to the VPN via a Mac or here for Linux instructions.
  2. Once you are logged in, you will see a "Self Service" section on the left side that has the two options listed below:
  3. To check your current H:\drive usage and quota allotment, click on the "Check My Home Directory Data Usage" link and then click the button that says Run Command.
  4. After running the command, you should see something like the output below:
    Note: This indicates that my H:\drive quota is set at 20GB and I'm currently using 4.76GB.
  5. Once you've determined the usage of your H:\drive quota usage, you may need to identify files that need to be removed to get back below your set quota. To do this, click on the "List Directories By Size" in the "Self Service" section.
  6. To see a listing of directories in order of size, hit the Run Command button, and you should see output similar to this:
  7. From this point, you can determine which directories are taking up the most space and make the necessary modifications to get back below your home directory quota.  

For further explanation regarding your drive letters please click here.

 

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