New purge policy on NCAR’s GLADE scratch space

CISL will reactivate the purge policy for the GLADE scratch file space on Wednesday, February 7. The purge policy was turned off following the December 30 power outage at the NWSC facility so that users would not suddenly lose files when Cheyenne, Geyser, Caldera, and Glade were restored to service.

The purge policy data-retention limit will be increased from 45 days to 60 days and use two time and date factors: a file’s creation date and its last access date. Previously only the last access date was considered.

Files that were created more than 60 days ago and have not been accessed for more than 60 days will be deleted. CISL monitors scratch space usage carefully and reserves the right to decrease the 60-day limit as usage increases. Users will be informed of any change to the purge policy.

GLADE scratch space is for temporary, short-term use and not intended for long-term storage needs.