Home Drive Maintenance
Home Drive Space Quotas are assigned to maximize our File Server's hard drive utilization while protecting each individual's file space from encroachment by others. Quotas provide uniformity for specific groups on campus and ease the workload for the Information Technology Services staff.
Current Quota limits:
- Traditional, Community Education, Masters Students: 200MB
- Faculty/Staff: 400MB
- Personal Web Pages: 15MB
To determine how much space you have available:
- Double-click the "My Computer" icon on your desktop and find the icon for your Home drive (it should read "username on Siberian...").
- Right-click the drive icon and select "Properties" from the menu.
- The amount used versus available space numbers and a corresponding Pie-Chart are displayed.
- If you exceed your quota, your account is locked to prevent further additions to your drive space; however you will be able to delete or move files elsewhere to reduce the amount of space in use.
- Files and documents that are safe to delete include: \attachments, *.tmp files, items in the H:\Eudora\embedded folder, and files with the "~" symbol at the beginning of the name.
I:\ drive (Your department's server space; this does not appear for most students)
- Work-related information such as documents or pictures can be saved here. This space is available to everyone in the departmental group and can be a valuable time saver for individuals who collaborate on projects. It also provides space for work items so individuals can save the space in their H:\ drive for other purposes.
Q:\ drive (called Class on Siberian11)
- Each academic discipline has its own area on this drive to use for classes. In most cases, the professor will setup a folder for students to use when saving large files or turning in finished products. The Information Technology Services also maintains a folder called Class Programs where you can find fixes for particular programs and shortcuts to start some of the specialized academic software.
This document last reviewed April 26, 2013.