Overview


The following table gives an overview of all file systems each user has at his disposal:

File System

Type

UNC Path

Quota (type)

Quota (space)

Quota (#files)

Use cases

Comment

H:\

CIFS

\\cifs\cluster\home\<username>

no

yes

yestree

150GB

1.000.000

Source code, configuration files

 

W:\

CIFS

\\cifs\cluster\work\<username>

no

yes

notree

250GB

1.000.000

Output files, working data

 

%TEMP%, D:\TEMP

NTFS

-yes, per session

no

no-

-

-

Normally not explicitly used

Local space on each system, quota shared by all users. Space is very limited, due to small local disks in nodes.

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Please note: Even if you can add folders and files to C:\ and C:\Users\<username> we strongly recommend you not to do so!

Files and folders on C:\ will be deleted without further warning. Files in your user profile might get lost on logout, if your profile exceeds its maximum size.

Snapshots


Snapshots reflect the state of a file system at a previous point in time. You can use them e.g. to restore files which were changed or deleted by accident. You can access a snaphost by right-clicking on a folder in windows explorer and select the "Previous versions" tab.

Backup


We make a tape backup for H:\ on a daily basis. For all other areas we have no backup.

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Please note, that snapshots are not an alternative for a tape backup. When a file system gets damaged, all snapshots will be lost too. This means that you should not store files in W:\ that you cannot reproduce with finite effort.