Fraudulent Email Alert – July 16, 2014

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From: Gallman, Jerome []
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From: Gallman, Jerome
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:09 PM
To: Gallman, Jerome
Subject: Staff and Faculty Only


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The University System Administrator is pleased to offer a Microsoft Exchange based email and calendaring system for all active faculty and staff.Using the Microsoft Exchange service, OWA Exchange accounts provide email, calendaring, and other administrative activities. A web-based interface is provided, called(OWA).
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How quotas work

Home directories are stored in a very small partition (only 200 GB) and so we have to limit how much space people can use. We limit two aspects of your storage: KB of disk space and the number of files you can create. For each of those quantities, you have two limits: a soft limit and a hard limit. When you reach your soft limit, you will have a little while to reduce your usage. If you wait too long before reducing your usage, or if you pass your hard limit, then you won’t be able to make more files or enlarge existing files until you delete enough to get under your soft limit. Your hard and soft limits are also referred to as your quotas.

Currently, you only have quotas on your home directory, and those quotas are very low. You can store larger, temporary files elsewhere and there are other permanent storage options available which are described belowHow to determine your current usage and quotasTo see how much space you have left, run the quota program. Here is what the quota program prints out for my account:

Disk quotas for user:

Filesystem blocks quota limit grace files quota limit grace
51380 100000 150000 3155 10000 15000

Here’s what each of those numbers mean, from left to right:

blocks 51380 I am currently using 51380 KB of disk space
quota 100000 My disk space soft limit is 100000 KB
limit 150000 My disk space hard limit is 150000 KB
grace How far over my disk space soft limit I’ve gone (0 currently since I’m below my soft limit)
files 3155 How many files I have
quota 10000 My soft limit for the number of files I can have
limit 15000 My hard limit for the number of files I can have
grace How far over my soft limit I’ve gone in terms of the number of files (currently 0 since I’m below my soft limit).

Your quotas will be the same. Of course your usage will be different (unless you deliberately conspire to have 3155 files that take up 51380 KB).What to do when you need more space

Space available to all users

All users have access to the following storage locations.

* home directory<link removed> – the data space mentioned in the previous sections
* /tmp – a local storage area on each machine
* infiniband storage – fast but completely un-backed-up storage area
* research storage – slower, but more reliable storage area
* AFS – well-backed-up storage area accessible all over UMBC, and in other campuses as well
* Other options may be available, depending on power and heating limitations.

Open Access IT facilities are available:

Within the Charles Seale-Hayne Library, all day, every day of the year
In the Babbage Building 08.00–22.30 Monday–Friday; 07.30–22.30 Saturday & Sunday.You will need your University card to swipe in after staffed hours.

Details of opening times for all student computing areas are available through Library and IT Self-Help.

Can’t find a PC to use? Try using the PC Finder tool, also available for mobiles via the Mobile With University phone app (‘PC availability’).