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    Re: Home drive size limits - what are yours?

    Have upped the limit over the summer - 600MB students 5GB staff.

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    Re: Home drive size limits - what are yours?

    500MB here - and it stays at that!!
    Now all i need to do is remnove all their flash games - not easy since ICT decided to teach the kids Flash last year and, low and behold, SWF games appeared everywhere!! so now i have to do a Search & Destroy on all games files - fortunately, most are not wise enough to rename their game files first

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    17-12-2005, 08:18 PM since last post!!! over two years ago!

    interested in finding out what quotas are being set now by other folks out there
    i have thought about implementing these

    year 7 100MB
    year 8 100MB
    year 9 100MB
    year 10 200MB
    year 11 300MB
    year 12 200MB
    year 13 300MB

    annoying issue at the mo is users backing up the memsticks!!!!!!

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    Years 7-9: 100mb
    Years 10 & 11: 300mb

    Staff: 400mb but willing to put to 500mb if they really need it.

    100mb's i find is more than enough for 7-9, but for 10 & 11, we do DiDA here, so the videos and sound files soon take up alotta space!

    Currently planning on putting a server together running linux & samba and chucking a 1TB drive in... should beef things up a little :P

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    No limits, but staff know that when the space is used up, we will not add more!

    (mind you we do have a 1tb hdd for the buggers!!)

    Pupils don't really save much as they mostly use the computers for research on the internet and the staff don't teach them to print what they need.

    have seen a 17GB home directory before - iTunes. Advised the staff member that we would be moving all of the music to the shared area, and it disappeared very quickly!! ;-)

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    3100 students = 100 MB
    350 Staff = 1GB

    regards
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    Year 9 = 100mb
    Year 10 = 150mb
    Year 11 = 200mb
    Year 12 and 13 = 250mb

    Staff= currently unlimited

    We introduced quotes after we were left with 12% of space on the server, at the last check we had 51% spare. It was mainly just unrelated college work music, videos, pictures and flash games.
    also uncompressed pictures from digital cameras are a killer, one student had a 130mb publisher document after compressing all the pictures 7mb.

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    No limits here. We have a iSCSI SAN box with 1TB of space for them at the moment. And we're not using a huge amount of it.

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    Mmmm, your gonna love this....


    ..wait for it.....



    wait for it....




    here it comes...........



    We are currently working with 150mb free storage space on our main File Server!

    Yep you read that right, 150mb! The FS has 140Gb RAID-5 array. Until recently he housed stafffiles, admindata, public, and the student common area. All these storage areas are now on a separate dedicated file server. The space that we freed up moving them off as now gone, been used up, zap!

    Thankfully it's a problem we've seen coming and we are in the process of implementing Virtual Servers and a 2.5Tb SAN. 10Gb of Admin home directories are being moved this weekend to free up space. 30Gb of Staff home dirs are being moved half-term, and the whole file server (containing only pupil home dirs by then) is being virtualised and having its storage space increased into the SAN also half-term.

    Limits, as of probably guessed from the above sorry tale - none! However we are upgrading the file server to Win2003R2 (half-term) and looking at implementing dir quotas on each year group.

    Nothing like shutting the stable door after the horse as bolted!

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    No limits here. However our file servers (one for pupils, one for staff) are monitored by nagios. As soon as they hit 75% alarm bells go off and I run WinDirStat to find out who to shout at.

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    Limits

    I keep putting limits on and management telling me to take them off(for staff) as apparantly archiving their home photos and movie collection is essential to the operation of our school.
    Every now and again I set the limits to enforce a clear out due to running out of space, but then we end up in the same boat again.
    Childrens directories are no problem at all but we are primary.

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    we have it a bit more complex

    years 7-9 100mb (increased when needed ie after a look threw there area)
    years 10-13 get 100mb base then more depending on what subject

    100mb more for it
    100mb more for art
    200mb more for media
    200mb more for photo courses

    these are added up so some doing it art media and photo courses will get 700mb space, which again is changed if needed

    unlimited for staff but we watch over there file types

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    All students 500mb though we often find this is woefully inadequate if they do Art in later years. Photoshop is main culprit. Even though we've shown the art staff how to make files much smaller they won't instruct the kids on this.

    Staff are currently unlimited though if they keep saving their personal stuff, music/photos I can see I'll be imposing a limit.

    With all the media content thats cropping up across the curriculum I think we'll soon be looking at 2GB for each student.

    However the cost of storage from the VLE chosen in our authority is comlete robbery and would cost us a lot of money.

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    Its our backup window/Solution that dictates our quota's not our file servers.

    We are able to backup 500GB each evening to an offsite location. Until i am given considerable investment to improve upon this, i can't offer more space to students.

    Saying that, our year 7's get 120MB and it rises to 350MB by the time they are year 11 and 600MB for Sixth form. Staff are 2GB

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    Students get 500Mb to start off with, Students who require more (e.g. Music students doing projects) can request more space.

    Staff get 1Gb to start off with but we have the capacity for them to have 2Gb.

    Each department then gets 2Gb of Public and 2Gb of Private departmental storage area.

    This is backed up using LTO 3 Tape Library

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