Storage Quotas

Overview

  • Your storage quota is the maximum amount of storage space allocated to your computing account on the UW Information Technology Central Servers.
  • Currently, each type of service (email, Web publishing, UNIX storage) is granted a default storage quota as described in the tables below.
  • Faculty and staff can use a UW budget number to purchase additional space in 1 gigabyte (GB) increments via Manage UW NetID Resources. Information on purchasing additional storage space is available in the UW-IT Service catalog.
  • Students are limited to the established quotas.

UW NetID Support Group

Departments have the ability to manage additional storage space once their IT support personnel establish a UW NetID Support Group and their users have linked their UW NetID to the support group.

Default Storage Quotas by Service

Faculty and Staff Default Storage Quotas

UW (Deskmail) Email Starts at 1GB, can be increased to 5GB*
Unix (Homer) 1GB
Web Publishing 1GB
U Drive Starts at 5GB, can be extended with UW Budget Number

*Visit the self-service quota update webpage directly to increase your Faculty/Staff UW Email storage space. There is no charge for increases up to a maximum of 5GB. You may purchase space above 5GB with with a UW budget number.

Shared UW NetID Default Storage Quotas

UW (Deskmail) Email 1GB
Unix (Homer) 1GB
Web Publishing 1GB
U Drive Starts at 5GB, can be extended with UW Budget Number

Shared UW NetID owners or account administrators can purchase additional storage space by selecting the Shared UW NetIDs option from their UW NetID Manage page.

Student storage Quotas

UW (Deskmail) Email for students with department approval 300MB
Unix (Dante) 300MB
Web Publishing 300MB
U Drive Starts at 5GB, can be extended with UW Budget Number

Where to go for more information

Transferring Files From Unix and Web Publishing Locations

Files stored inside Unix or Web Publishing space are accessible with a secure file transfer protocol software program. (Secure FTP) program. Once connected to homer.u.washington.edu (for employees) or dante.u.washington.edu (for students), files can be copied, removed, or uploaded with a secure file transfer program.

Additionally files inside the Web publishing space can often be managed from within a Web development tool, such as Dreamweaver.

Last modified: June 12, 2013