Storage Quotas

Last updated: June 29, 2023

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 quotas can be¬†extended by filling out the Quota Increase Request form.
  • 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

Unix (Homer) 1GB
Web Publishing Starts at 1GB, and can be extended by filling out the Quota Increase Request form.
U Drive Starts at 50GB, and can be extended by filling out the Quota Increase Request form.

Shared UW NetID Default Storage Quotas

Unix (Homer) 1GB
Web Publishing Starts at 1GB, and can be extended by filling out the Quota Increase Request form.
U Drive Starts at 50GB, and can be extended by filling out the Quota Increase Request form.

Student storage Quotas

Unix (Vergil) 1GB
Web Publishing 1GB
U Drive Starts at 50GB, and can be extended by filling out the Quota Increase Request form.

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 vergil.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.