9.11. How much data can I back up?

The HFS limits data uploads by imposing a daily quota. If you exceed this amount then your account will be locked out - this is necessary in order to ensure fair use of the HFS. The limits are as follows:

Desktop/laptop Server Large server
Daily backup quota 150GB 300GB 400GB

The total data backed up by a node in a 24 hour period is not allowed to exceed the daily backup quota. That 24 hour period is linked to the operation of the HFS service but typically starts in the early hours of the morning.

If you exceed the daily transfer limit then you will receive a mail headed "HFS backup cancellation report": if this occurs please see our section on HFS backup cancellation reports.

If you need to send more than the daily limit then you can stage your backups by limiting the amount that you send each day. If you need to do this, please see the FAQ item 9.12. How can I limit the amount of data that I'm backing up?.

Unfortunately we cannot accept more than the daily limit for each account. This is because of the way in which newly-received data is processed: it would delay our daily processes the next day if we were to receive an excessively large amount for a single account.

In addition to the daily limit, there is a limit on the size of a single account, which should not exceed 10TB.

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