/pfs/nobackup full - PLEASE remove old files!

  • Posted on: 28 April 2016
  • By: admin

As some of you may have noticed the /pfs/nobackup filesystem is chock full. As a side effect of that the batch systems are holding off on starting new jobs.

This is due to a lot of users keeping old files in the filesystem.

Please note that even if you are using a smaller amount than your quota limit you are obliged to remove old files and strive to keep your filesystem usage as small as possible.

The reason for this is that the 1.5TB default quotas are overcommitted and more as a limit to catch runaway jobs, it's not a guarantee or permission to store that amount of data!

If the quotas were to be a guaranteed allocation, it would have to be set at approx 250GB to be able to accommodate all users.

So please, investigate your /pfs/nobackup filesystem usage and move/remove data not used in your current calculations.

For more information, see the HPC2N help pages on filesystems:

In case of questions, please contact us at support@hpc2n.umu.se

Fri, 2014-02-14 11:59 | Niklas Edmundsson

Updated: 2024-02-26, 13:52