How can I check my disk quota?

For all systems, per-user and project-space quotas are no longer enforced. All files in /home/group will be counted against a per-group quota.

You can check your group's current disk usage and quota on MSI's website or via the groupquota command on MSI's login nodes.

Checking usage and quota online

  1. Log into the website by clicking the "Log into MSI" button near the top right of this webpage. You will be returned to these instructions upon logging in.
  2. The "Log into MSI" button is replaced with a button containing your username and a downward facing arrow. Click the downward facing arrow to exand your MyMSI menu.
  3. Your group(s) will be listed in the menu; simply click the group name you wish to check. You will be taken to a page with that group's current usage and quota information.


Checking usage and quota at the command line

You can check your group quota by logging in to the MSI login nodes and typing the command:


groupquota Options

You can see your individual utilization in addition to the group's usage with:

groupquota -u

You can see an approximated report of usage by user in the group with:

groupquota -a

You can view the all user quota report sorted by file count rather than bytes with:

groupquota -a -s files

You can view the all user quota report sorted by galaxy usage rather than bytes with:

groupquota -a -s galaxy

You can create a csv file of the quota report suitable for viewing in spreadsheet programs with the following ('quotareport.csv' is an output filename of your chocie):

groupquota -ac > quotareport.csv

All options can be viewed with:

groupquota -h

Usage breakdown

To see how the space in your home directory is being used, issue the following commands:

module load ncdu

Once 'ncdu' has completed its search, you can view file count usage by striking 'c' followed by 'C'. This will add a column displaying file count and then sort by this column.



HPC systems share home space with all other systems; the procedure is the same as above.

In all these cases, if you need an increase in quota, visit the FAQ on getting quota increases.