Help! I am over quota…what should I do?

If you are over your disk quota, try these:

Run our dsu command to see your largest files and directories:


If .local/share/Trash is one of your largest directories, try emptying the trash (right click on the Trash icon??)

Also don’t forget to make use of /scratch and the /local directories for things that don’t need to be backed up, like large downloaded datasets and software.

You can also use links to put stuff (folders/directories) in scratch, but make it appear to be in your home directory. These are good for cache directories or software that doesn’t need to be backed up.

If you have cleaned up as much as you can, and still need space, please email, and your quota can be increased.

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