Reminder: Abandoned HPSS files will be deleted October 1

September 27, 2019

Users of NCAR’s High Performance Storage System (HPSS) are reminded that abandoned files will be deleted on Tuesday, October 1. HPSS files are considered abandoned when the project and/or file owner's user ID have been inactive for at least 12 months and CISL did not receive responses from either the files’ owners or the project leads after multiple subsequent notifications. CISL estimates that more than 7 PB of tape storage space will be reclaimed.  More than 460 users have received multiple notifications of the pending deletions. Extensions to the October 1 deadline will not be granted.

Information on the abandoned data holdings, by project and user, is available here.