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Project Home Directories (NFS)

See this article in context within the following user guides: Data | Eos | Rhea | Titan

Projects are provided with a Project Home storage area in the Network File Service (NFS) mounted filesystem. This area is intended for storage of data, code, and other files that are of interest to all members of a project. Since Project Home is an NFS-mounted filesystem, its performance will not be as high as other filesystems.

Project Home Path

Project Home area is accessible at /ccs/proj/abc123 (where abc123 is your project ID).

Project Home Quotas

To check your project’s current usage, run df -h /ccs/proj/abc123 (where abc123 is your project ID).

Quotas are enforced on project home directories. The current limit is shown on the Storage Policy page. To request an increased quota, contact the User Assistance Center.

Project Home Backups

If you accidentally delete files from your project home directory, you may be able to retrieve them. Online backups are performed at regular intervals. Hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the last 7 days, and 1 weekly backup are available. It is possible that the deleted files are available in one of those backups. The backup directories are named hourly.*, daily.* , and weekly.* where * is the date/time stamp of the backup. For example, hourly.2016-12-01-0905 is an hourly backup made on December 1, 2016 at 9:05 AM.

The backups are accessed via the .snapshot subdirectory. Note that if you do an ls (even with the -a option) of any directory you won’t see a .snapshot subdirectory, but you’ll be able to do “ls .snapshot” nonetheless. This will show you the hourly/daily/weekly backups available. The .snapshot feature is available in any subdirectory of your project home directory and will show the online backup of that subdirectory. In other words, you don’t have to start at /ccs/proj/abc123 and navigate the full directory structure; if you’re in a /ccs/proj subdirectory several “levels” deep, an “ls .snapshot” will access the available backups of that subdirectory.

Project Home Permissions

The default permissions for project home directories are 0770 (full access to the user and group). The directory is owned by root and the group is the project’s group. All members of a project should also be members of that group-specific project. For example, all members of project “ABC123” should be members of the “abc123” UNIX group.