For users there are essentially two
file systems which are available:
This is where the users' home directories are stored with the path
Writing a large amount of data very quickly to this file system
can cause the system to become very slow and could even cause the whole file
system to crash. Please contact us before attempting this.
However, all important results, scripts and other documents for which you
need a back should be stored here. The file system
is backed up to
tape every night. This is an incremental backup, but a full backup is
carried out every 6 weeks.
This is where users should write temporary files, in particular large
ones. This file system has the highest I/O-throughput
. There is no
backup for files on /scratch.
More information on backup can be found here