How to check Your Disk Quota on macOS

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All available information on a network drive under macOS is shown in the Info dialog. Use Get Info in a Finder window to display the Info dialog for the drive containing the directory shown in the Finder window.

(If your copy of macOS is not English the menu texts are different).

Quota

For file systems with quota enabled mounted using SMB or CIFS the meaning of the information in the Info dialog is as follows:

Field Description
Used Used disk space by the user used to connect to the share
Available Free disk space available with respect to the soft limit for disk usage of the user used to connect to the share
Capacity Soft limit for disk usage of the user used to connect to the share

If the limit for the number of files is exceeded, the free space will drop to 0 regardless of the used disk space.

Nagging Quota

For file systems on iiStore an additional nagging quota may be active. This quota is not enforced technically but you (and your ITC) are informed by mail when your nagging disk quota on a particular file system is exceeded. For more information see here.

The nagging disk quota limits can be viewed in your user account details for your group here.

Available Disk Space

For file systems without quota the data in the Info dialog is interpreted as follows:

Field Description
Available Total free disk space on the file system
Capacity Size of the file system

The available disk space and file system size cannot be determined for file systems with quota enabled mounted using SMB or CIFS.


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2019-09-18
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