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Storage Quotas - how do instructure convert bytes to MB, GB, TB, etc?

Question asked by Maeve McCooey Champion on Mar 29, 2019
Latest reply on Apr 1, 2019 by Maeve McCooey

Hi All,


I'm working on a root account level storage report to inform how storage is allocated to our courses/users and have ran into a few quandaries. Could anyone clarify how instructure convert bytes to MB, GB, TB, etc?


 would normally divide by 1,024 (to first convert to KB), and then divide by 1,024 again (to end up in MB). If I wanted to convert to gigabytes, you would divide by 1,024 three times (once to get to KB, once to get to MB, and then once to end up in GB).


There seems to be a substantial difference between what is reported in the Canvas data portal files_fact and what is reported within the system itself. 

It would also be greatly appreciated if any of you lovely Canvas community folk would like to depart their wisdom or advice on storage calculations or quotas.

Thank you in advance,

Maeve McCooey