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 quota by logging in to the MSI login nodes and typing the command:



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

groupquota -u

You can see a report of all user quotas 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.

Note that the scratch directories on Calhoun do not have quotas.


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