How do quotas work?

Quota limits are imposed on all network storage: U drives, network share drives, and employee email. These limits have been applied to track usage progression for planning purposes and ensure everyone has equal access to network storage resources. As all VIU users (faculty, staff and students) share these network resources, it is important that everyone makes efficient use of the available space.

Default Quota Limits

  • Student U Drive: 10GB
  • Exchange Online: Active Employee, Retirees and Affiliate Email accounts: 100GB
  • Exchange Online: Generic Accounts, Shared Email and Resource Mailbox accounts: 50GB
  • Employee U Drive: 10GB
  • Network Shares: 10GB (per user)
  • OneDrive: 5TB

Email (Mailbox)

How do I check my mailbox usage?
How do email quotas work?
What is the attachment size limit?
How many emails can I send?
How do I manage my mailbox quota?
How do I request a mailbox quota increase?

Share Drives

How do shares quotas work?
How do I check my shares quota usage?
How do I request a shares quota increase?


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