Mass Storage – Appropriate Use
Description: The Research Computing Mass Storage system (also known as StorNext or /ms) is intended for archiving files and storing very large files, tar or zip archives of many smaller files, and files that are too large to fit in the AFS quota space. It is not intended to be used as a backup location for […]
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Mass Storage – Common FAQs
Description: What is Mass Storage? Mass Storage services are available for the long-term archiving of important research data files that will be accessed infrequently. If you are interested in backing up your hard drive, you should use the PC backup software provided by UNC instead. Only faculty, staff and graduate students may use the Mass Storage […]
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Mass Storage – Things to Avoid
Description: There are things to avoid in order to make good use of the Mass Storage system. 1. Do not store or archive sensitive data to the Mass Storage system. 2. Do not use Mass Storage to backup your desktop hard disk. Mass storage is not intended to be used as a backup location for local […]
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Mass Storage – How It Works
Description: The Mass Storage system (also known as StorNext or /ms) is intended to be used for archiving files and storing very large files, files that are too large to fit within your home directory quota. It should not be used for archiving or storing any sensitive data. StorNext is similar to an ordinary disk file […]
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Mass Storage
Description: Overview The Mass Storage system (also known as StorNext or /ms) is intended to be used for archiving research data files and storing very large files, files that are too large to fit within an individual researcher’s or a department’s storage space. Storage resources are limited; if you will need to store more than 500 […]
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Mass Storage – Availability of Accidentally Deleted Files
Description: On an ordinary Unix/Linux file system, a file’s inodes and data are removed upon deletion. In Mass Storage, the inodes are removed; however, the data remains on tape until a “recycle” process is run. This means that any file which has been accidentally deleted, but which has had its inodes backed up and data written […]
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Mass Storage – How Do I Put Files There?
Description: Files can be moved in and out of mass storage by using simple Unix/Linux commands such as “cp” and “mv”. As the Mass Storage system is optimized for archiving data, your programs should not directly read or write from the Mass Storage system. Instead, copy your data from ~/ms to scratch space such as /netscr/<onyen> […]
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Mass Storage – Long Term Storage of Files
Description: We have chosen to implement StorNext as our mass storage software. We believe that any non-deleted file that is on Mass Storage tape will be retrievable for as long as the tape remains readable. Due to the unknown longevity of tape media, we can not guarantee how long tapes will remain readable. However, we have […]
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Mass Storage – Creating and Accessing Space
Description:   Only faculty, staff, and graduate students may subscribe to the Mass Storage tape archival service. Be sure to read and understand the intended use of the Mass Storage system, the Appropriate Use Policy and Things to Avoid before subscribing to this service.  You can subscribe to Mass Storage services from the Onyen Services web […]
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