Yeah, it's things like that, that I am worried about. Also about programmers
creating spooled files that suck up all the DASD, or who upload data files
in either QSYS.LIB or the IFS that are storage hogs.

The 520 is not that big to start with so I am just trying to figure out what
a good balance-point would be for storage. Obviously I could increase or
decrease the size as I see how its being used, but I'd like to get it as
close to right from the git-go.

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Subject: RE: Storage Size for Programmer

Most people eschew setting such limits. However, after we had someone
(senior systems analyst) run the query from hell that joined a huge file to
itself and darn near fill the disk we set those limits also.

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From: "Anderson, Kurt" <KAnderson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 01/14/2013 10:20 AM
Subject: RE: Storage Size for Programmer
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Per Richard's comment, here we have a report that runs weekly that lists
libraries and their size (in order of size, descending I believe). Works
pretty well.


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mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Richard Schoen
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:11 PM
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Subject: RE: Storage Size for Programmer

Why don't you take a look at what current developers have allocated as a

As a developer don't slow me down is all I say.

Weekly looks at it and daily reviews of overall storage might be better
than setting up limits now.

That being said if it was me I would say give me 50-100gb :-)

Richard Schoen
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message: 3
date: Sat, 12 Jan 2013 00:56:58 -0600
from: "Shannon ODonnell" <sodonnell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Storage Size for Programmer


What is a good, average, storage limit to set for a programmer on their
user profile?

I am setting up some user profiles for new developers and I want to give
them a limit on the amount of storage they can use.

I can and probably will adjust that amount over time but I want to prevent
anyone from creating giant databases or user spaces, and such.

Thanks in advance for all suggestions!

Shannon O'Donnell

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