Free up space in my disk quota

Linux/UNIX

Please follow the directions below if you are over quota:

  1. On keyboard, press these keys:  Control + Alt + F4 (at the same time). This will activate the terminal interface.
  2. Log in using CSELabs credentials
  3. Type the following command: csequota
  4. If you are over quota, type the following command:  du –a |sort –n This will sort the home directory files by size. Please note that the largest files will be at the bottom of the list.
  5. To remove files from a home directory, type the following command: rm –rf <file name>, where “file name” is the name of the file in the format given from the above command. Repeat this until home directory is under quota size limit (1.5 GB). Run the command csequota as needed to confirm. If the quota is not set to 1.5 GB, please contact CSE Help.
  6. To return to the graphical user interface, press these keys:  Alt + F7
  7. Try logging in to the CSELabs machine again, using the graphical user interface.
  8. If still not able to log in, contact CSE Help by emailing csehelp@umn.edu, calling from a Labs red phone, or coming to Keller 1-201, from 8AM to 5PM, Monday – Friday.

      If you need additional assistance, please stop by the CSE-IT Service Desk in Keller Hall 1-201.

Windows

Profiles generally grow in size over time. The most common cause for going over quota is the files that are cached when you use a web browser.

If you go over quota, the first thing that you need to do is figure out what is taking up the most space in your profile.

To do this:

  1. Go to C:\Users\<username>\

  2. Right click on your username and choose "Properties" from the context menu. This will show you the size of your profile. Note: Some files and folder may be hidden by default.

  3. Move desired files to alternative storage. For example UNIX home directory (Y: Drive), redirected folders (My Documents, Windows Desktop, etc.), or cloud storage (Google Drive, etc.)