results don't seem to add up?


when I run ` savardg` it says my home on Yggdrasil is 3.51 TB, but when I look at each folder it doesn't seem to add up to 3.5 TB, it actually adds up to under 100 GB of space. I tried taking a look at cached folders via terminal, but can't see anything to explain where the 3.4 TB come from. Can any HPC staff help me understand what I'm missing?

Kind regards,

Primary informations

Username: savardg
Cluster: Yggdrasil)


I am unable to on Yggdrasil because my home quota is apparently full. This includes trying to connect via X2Go, which I guess needs to some space on home to function. The command savardg returns 3.5 TB, but my files in /home/users/s/savardg do not add up to 3.5 TB.

Steps to Reproduce savardg

and then inspect individually folders in /home/users/s/savardg to see that it is actually less than 100 GB.

Expected Result

I expected the used space on /home/users/s/savardg to be less than the quota of 1 TB.

Actual Result

(base) (yggdrasil)-[savardg@login1 ~]$ savardg
       USER >     /home    | /srv/beegfs/scratch
    savardg >    3.51 TiB  |   22.34 TiB

Hi @Genevieve.Savard

I move your issue in the good section. Please fill the template by replacing <FIXME> by good informations. Thank you

The quota is applied on the entire home directory including /home/share directories

Hi @Adrien.Albert ,
thank you for your reply. The /home/share/cdff directory is not all mine, it is shared among members of my research group. It seems a bit unfair all that space would be attributed to my 1TB quota. But I thought this folder was actually on a scratch partition ? Can we have a scratch space on a /home/share folder?
I am unable to connect via X2Go and do any work at the moment because of this issue. Please let me know how to fix this.

Hi @Genevieve.Savard,

The quota is applied on the entire home and his subdirectory, technically we can’t do otherwise.

Regarding the home directory only YOUR files increase the quota:

-rw-r--r--   1 savardg  hpc_users     /home/shares/toto/file1 # This file increase your quota because you own it
-rw-r--r--   1 albera4c hpc_users     /home/shares/toto/file2 # This file increase albera4c's quota  

You can remove unused files or migrate on the scratch directory, there is a the same directory in /srv/beegfs/scratch/shares/cdff/

I extend your quota on the home until 2023-03-17T17:00:00Z to permit you to login and move/delete files in home directory.

Let me know if anything is wrong.

Thank you @Adrien.Albert Adrien for your explanation! I understand now. I will work on migrating the data to scratch. Thanks for the 10 days grace period!



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