Minimum Home Directory Size and Backup Schedule
BC Project: FY12-01
Date of Policy: 20 Aug 2012
Last Updated: 07 Oct 2021 (see Revision Log)
This policy defines the minimum size and backup requirements for user home directories on allocated HPC systems.
A key objective of this policy is to provide users with adequate file space to store their binaries and scripts, excluding large input or output files. Data stored in these home directories will be backed up on a periodic basis. These backups are intended only for catastrophic system recovery.
Outside of a catastrophic system recovery, users are responsible for the backup of all
of their data, both in home directories and in other locations, to the archive file system
The current home directory requirements are:
Home Directory Size - At a minimum, users will be able to store 100 GBytes in their home directories. In situations where there is pressing need for more home directory space, users may submit a request to the HPC Help Desk for additional disk space.
Home Directory Backup - User Home directories will be backed up at least weekly to a local archive system or other attached storage. At least one (1) backup copy will be kept for a period of one year. These backups are intended only for catastrophic system recovery and are not available to users.
|07 Oct 2021||BC Team Audit - Modified 10GB to 100GB home directory minimum|
|10 May 2018||BC Team Audit|
|16 Jun 2016||BC Team Audit|
|05 May 2014||BC Team Audit|
|29 Oct 2013||Number of retained backup copies reduced from two (2) to one (1)|