There are a variety of options for storing large-scale research data at UVa. Non-sensitive data storage systems can be accessed from the Rivanna high performance computing system.
Non-Sensitive Data Storage
|Name||Quota||Price||Data Protection||Accessible from||Best Practices|
||50GB||Free||3-week snapshot||Rivanna login and compute nodes||
||10TB||Free||Data removed 90 days after last file modification timestamp||Rivanna login and compute nodes|
||Available in 1TB increments||$60 /TB/Yr||3-week snapshot||Rivanna login and compute nodes||
|Value Storage||Available in 1TB increments||$45 /TB/Yr||No backup||Rivanna login and compute nodes, SMB mount||Research value storage is budget solution for storing data that can be accessed by a personal computer or Rivanna. It can also be used to share data within a research group. SLURM jobs can be run against value storage but will be slower than those run against
|ZFS Storage||Available in 1TB increments||$30 /TB/Yr||No backup||Rivanna login and compute nodes||Research ZFS is our least expensive storage solution for data that can be accessed by Rivanna although with lower performance compared to
Scratch Cleanup Policy
The Scratch filesystem is a shared resource available for the convenience of all users. Files on the scratch filesystem are subject to deletion after a certain lifespan as determined by Research Computing. Home account storage and purchased storage are not subject to this policy.
The current lifespan for scratch files is 90 days.
Read more about
/scratch and why you would use it.
Storage requests can be made from this form: