If you need extra temporary storage space, please consider using the
Each user has a
/scratch directory (e.g.,
/scratch/hpotter1 for user
hpotter1). This is a good place to install software (virtual machines) or download large datasets.
/scratch is mounted to all lab machines, so anything in your scratch directory should be accessible from any machine. We do not provide backups for data stored in
/scratch, so keep that in mind.
cd /scratch/hpotter1 ls mv /home/hpotter1/largefile .
Each lab machine has a
/local directory (just leftover disk space not used by the operating system). You are welcome to make a directory on any machine's
/local and store data there. For example (using a machine called poppy):
poppy[~]$ cd /local poppy[local]$ mkdir hpotter1 poppy[local]$ cd hpotter1 poppy[hpotter1]$
/local/hpotter1 directory is now only accessible on poppy. However, accessing it from poppy is probably faster than accessing files from your home directory or /scratch, since the disk is on poppy, and not a network disk.
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