Urgent: New limits were set on Friday, April 28, for GLADE project space

May 5, 2017

GLADE project space user quotas were reset at noon MDT on Friday, April 28, to prevent the /glade/p space from hitting the 95% full mark again as it did earlier that week. Some data can be lost if the file system reaches 95% full and a downtime and remount of the file system become necessary.

To help ensure the file system’s stability and continued availability, users’ project space quotas were set to a level that accommodates their file holdings as of the morning of Wednesday, April 26. The new quotas will remain in effect until early June when /glade/p is expanded with the old GLADE scratch disk.

Jobs that direct output to project space that is at capacity will fail. Project space users are advised to immediately review their workflows so that job output is written to the recently expanded /glade/scratch file space rather than /glade/p. CISL also again advises users to delete files from project space that are no longer needed. For files that need to be retained but are not required for current processing, please work with your Lab System Administrator(s) and Data Manager(s) to sort out a viable long-term archival plan.

Project space is not intended for use as a long-term data repository. Users who need to remove thousands or hundreds of thousands of files from a GLADE directory should review Removing large numbers of files for how to do that most efficiently.