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School ICT Policies Thread, Storage Policy in School Administration; Everybody gets 250MB. We delete yrs 7 -9 data at the end of each school year as it's mostly crap. ...
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    Re: Storage Policy

    Everybody gets 250MB. We delete yrs 7 -9 data at the end of each school year as it's mostly crap. When yr 11 leave we back it all up and then delete it from the server. Couple of teachers have more than 250MB but they're special cases :-)

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    Re: Storage Policy

    30MB for students, 100MB for staff.

    No email quotas as yet but that will change once we upgrade to Zimbra - I plan to allocate 15MB for students and 100MB for staff.

    Generally we increase quotas by around 10-15MB per-user as and when required.

    We're also looking at a SAN solution next year which will allow us to give everyone larger quotas to begin with.

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    Re: Storage Policy

    This is currently something I'm struggling with. We have a new photography course which seemingly doesn't teach teh kids that they don't need to save all their files in less than 3billionx3billion pixels!!!!!!!!

    Anyway, they would like 1GB quotas for these students but that would push me onto 2 tapes which is a PITA because the tape library holds 7 tapes (hence I'd have to mess about changing tapes and re-cataloging mid-week.

    Current quotas are:
    Yr 7 - 70MB
    Yr 8 - 80MB
    Yr 9 - 90MB
    Yr 10 to 13 - 150MB
    Staff - 800MB (although some are wildly over this!)

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    Re: Storage Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    30MB for students, 100MB for staff.

    No email quotas as yet but that will change once we upgrade to Zimbra - I plan to allocate 15MB for students and 100MB for staff.

    Generally we increase quotas by around 10-15MB per-user as and when required.

    We're also looking at a SAN solution next year which will allow us to give everyone larger quotas to begin with.
    15 mb and 30 mb for students ?

    You skinflint

    At uni all students got a full 1 gb of space each for our home folders and that was 5 years ago!! before 250/500 gig SATA drives and lower cost per gig. At that time expensive 36 and 73gig SCSI drives was the norm for server storage.

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    Re: Storage Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    they would like 1GB quotas for these students
    Doesn't mean they need them :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    that would push me onto 2 tapes which is a PITA because the tape library holds 7 tapes
    Are there any areas which you could exclude the backup? For example, stop backing up user profiles (why would you ever want to restore one of these?) or any areas which don't change much, e.g. a Public folder or your library of MSIs. These could instead be manually backed up to DVD.

    Quote Originally Posted by torledo
    15 mb and 30 mb for students ?

    You skinflint
    30MB is all our students get too - very few of them need more than that (and we will grant increases where required); it teaches them about housekeeping and not keeping all their holiday photos on the network. It makes backup and virus scan time much nicer too, thus increasing the availability times for remote users in the evening.

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    Re: Storage Policy

    We give all students 100Mb when they start and staff 500Mb.

    If anyone runs out of space we have a look to see what's there (using Treesize Pro).
    If it's work they get more space.
    If it's music they get told to delete it before they get more space.
    If it's pictures they get told to resize them (using the XP Powertoy) if they're a ridiculous size as most people don't know it's actually zoomed out to 33.3% to fit on the screen!

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    Media Studies

    This is the bain of my life - Disk quotas worked perfectly until we started teaching this, and students started creating 4 Gb video files!

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    No quotas here - just 'The Wheel of Mis-Fortune' for those that take the p*ss.

    That includes staff as well......

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