NFS at CSAIL
In general, AFS is the recommended filesystem due to its added security and flexibility over NFS, but AFS does not provide high levels of performance in certain access patterns. TIG can provide high performance NFS service where it’s needed. Please contact TIG if you want to arrange to have access to a higher performance network filesystem in addition to the standard AFS storage space.
NFS is only accessible from the CSAIL network.
If you use NFS, join the nfs-users mailing-list for important announcements regarding NFS server operations.
Using NFS at CSAIL
All users automatically have access to two
filesystems on servers and workstations that have been
configured for NFS access:
/data/scratch, for use on servers physically located in Stata, and
/data/scratch-oc40 for servers located at our remote data center in Holyoke.
Each filesystem has a 1 TiB quota per user, and files are subject to
deletion if they are not accessed in more than a year.
If you need more storage, need to keep certain files around longer, or need
data to be backed up for security, please read through the articles below:
- NFS storage tiers
- Special short-term high-speed scratch space
- NFS Rules and recommendations
- Requests for new NFS filesystems
- NFS Snapshots and Backups
- Distributing data sets from NFS
- NFS performance recommendations