WORK File System Migration and Upgrade

Posted by Tim Cockerill on Apr 8, 2021 11:59:41 AM

Updated on Apr 20, 2021 10:13:31 AM

The deadline dates have been extended by 2 weeks, thus /work will become read-only as of 4May2021. All other dates have been extended as well, and have been updated in the detailed timeline in the /work Migration and Transition Guide.

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We are pleased to announce the availability of a new file system (/work2) on new upgraded hardware. Users must migrate any current data they wish to keep from /work to /work2.  Users should complete the migration before 17 May 2021 when /work2 becomes the only work file system mounted on compute resources. As of 19 April 2021, /work will become read-only, and thus all file writes will need to go to /work2. Note that /work is NOT backed up, so you MUST migrate your data to /work2 if you wish to keep it. A more detailed timeline and technical details on how to most efficiently accomplish migration can be found in the  /work Migration and Transition Guide.

Prior to migrating data, users are encouraged to review their data to identify that which can be deleted. The Ranch Archive Facility is also available for data that no longer needs to be in /work but must be retained long term.