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Edison scratch files will be deleted on 11/30/2015 when Edison moves

November 15, 2015 by Zhengji Zhao

Edison is scheduled to be powered off at 7:00am PST on November 30, 2015 to move to our new CRT building. We expect Edison to be offline for up to six weeks. During the move Edison's scratch file systems will be reformatted and all data will be removed. ALL files on the /scratch1, /scratch2, and /scratch3 file systems WILL BE DELETED! Please save your important files on HPSS, your /project directory, or elsewhere. If you plan to back up many small files to HPSS, please use the htar utility to concatenate those small files into a larger archive. If you need help or advice please contact

Edison queues will be turned off at 00:01 PST (midnight) on November 30, 2015. No jobs will be running after that time. All jobs in the queue will be deleted. Edison login nodes will be available until 7 am PST on November 30 for you to retrieve your files. If your jobs are writing data to any of Edison's scratch file systems up to the last minute, you may not have enough time to save your files elsewhere. Please plan ahead because once the system is powered down we will not be able to recover any files from Edison's scratch file systems.