What is the difference between a soft and hard quota in ECFS

Question: 

What is the difference between a soft and hard quota in ECFS?

Answer: 

The soft quota or "reported size" is floating i.e it can auto extend until you reach the hard limit where instead of extending you will get out of capacity when the hard quota limit has been reached.  When a quota has been reached The DC capacity utilization will be marked in red on the DCs dashboard on GUI so you can identify it easily also a warning event will be raised for the specific user.

  • Soft Quotas - Storage (in GB) which when passed raises a notification. Mounted to clients this quota is shown when running df -h 
  • Hard Quotas - Storage (in GB) limit which cannot be surpassed. Are the actual size of the Data Container 

Note: Actual size is the amount of storage reserved in GCP.

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