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Disk space management

Used/Available disk space ?

If you type the command line

cd ~; df -h .

It will show you this kind of informations :

Sys. de fich. Tail. Occ. Disp. %Occ. Monté sur atlantide:/atlantide/pierreg 24G 4,5G 20G 19% /home/pierreg

The 1st column indicates in which server your account is located, the 2nd column shows which disk space is still available in your account. The 3rd indicates the disk space used.

Account backup snapshots

Snapshots of each account are taken every hour, every day and Every month.

Snapshots are taken in order to allow users to recover files deleted by mistake.

In your account, there's a directory .zfs/snapshots that contains all your account snapshots.

How to use temporary directory /tmp

Every UNIX machine has a /tmp directory used for temporary files. It is very important not to put important files in this directory because the operating system can erase them when they are not used for a while. It also not subject to snapshots or backups.

This disk space is not part of your personal quota.

We strongly recommend that you create temporary files used in your calculation in this directory and use the data output in your account.