Posted On: Nov 12, 2020

Amazon FSx for Lustre, a service that provides high-performance shared storage, now supports storage quotas. With storage quotas, you can monitor and control user-and group-level storage consumption on your file systems to ensure that no user or group is able to consume excessive amounts of capacity. Storage quotas are intended for storage administrators who manage multi-user file systems such as user shares for data scientists, computational engineers, and genomics researchers. 

Starting today, you can check user- and group-level storage usage on your FSx for Lustre file system with a single command in your Linux terminal. To simplify capacity management, you can set and enforce storage limits based on the number of files or storage capacity consumed by a specific user or group. You can set a hard limit that denies users and groups from consuming additional storage after exceeding their quota, or set a soft limit that provides users with a grace period to complete their workloads before converting into a hard limit. 

Support for storage quotas is now available at no additional cost on all file systems. Learn more on the Amazon FSx for Lustre website. For more information about this new feature, read the Storage Quotas documentation