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The HPCC cluster's file server
sharptail.wesleyan.edu serves out all home directories to all nodes at location /home. It is 10 TB in size and it currently takes the nightly process of backup 1-2 hours to churn through. Making it larger would thus generate more traffic on /home. So we've, for now while it works for us, come up with this policy:
At this point users need to off load static content to other locations. Contents like old analyses, results of published papers, etc. Users typically have two options at this time:
Users whom are considered inactive have their home directories relocated to /archives/inactive
Finally, if your storage needs cannot be supported by /archives there is off-cluster storage available. Rstore is our latest storage solution for groups and labs.