Letter to /project space PIs, Group Admin and Core Facility Administrators from User Support - 9/3/2013

Important - MSI /project going off-line Sept. 15


Dear MSI PIs, Group Admins and Core Facility Administrators:

On September 15, MSI’s old project space (/project) will be taken off-line. Please move any data that you wish to preserve to the new high-performance storage space before the September 15 deadline. You will not be able to access data in /project after September 15.

Recently we have learned that some users are continuing to actively use /project. We are unable to guarantee that your data can be restored promptly in the event of a hardware failure. The hardware that hosts /project is out of warranty. Should the hardware fail, it will take a significant amount of time to restore data remaining there.

Because data stored on project space is compressed, it will require more disk space when moved to your group space. Be sure you have adequate disk space before you begin your move. The compression factor can vary from no compression to 5.42. Most groups’ compression factor will be less than 2.0. Contact MSI Help for your group's compression factor.

Please ensure that any links you have to /project are redirected. You can find links to project space from MSI Linux systems with the commands:


find . -type l -lname "/project*" -ls

If you have already migrated your data and no longer require project space, please let us know so that we can remove your name from this reminder email list.

More information about moving project space data can be found at the Primary Storage (Panasas) Migration Guide webpage. More information on storage space can be found on the MSI Storage webpage.

Please let us know if you need assistance in transferring your data.