Home Directories

Each MSI user receives a home directory when their account is created.

Each MSI lab and HPC account has a home directory within its respective group's shared space. Group shared home-directory quota increases are available to a group upon request, by having the PI or group admin email help@msi.umn.edu. Please note that these requests are subject to approval.

Snapshots are enabled for home directories on all systems. A read-only version of a deleted or corrupted file may be available in ~/.snapshot for several days to a week, and a user may copy it back into the write-enabled home directory space.


The table below details the current quota for the group shared home directory, the existence of scratch space at run time, and backup options for files

Resource Group Directory Scratch Backups
Labs 150 GB (see above) central scratch snapshots & tape
Itasca 150 GB (see above) local scratch snapshots & tape

Note: The group shared directory space is one and the same throughout all the systems.