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CPSC "scratch" File Storage
Posted by Test Staff on 13 September 2013 02:47 PM

The Department of Computer Science provides a courtesy "scratch" space for Faculty, Staff and Graduate students only. This is additional network disk space available for storage of non-critical data. This is an ideal place to keep files that don't need to be backed up, but must be easily accessible.

This disk space is accessible directly from your unix account as:

  • /home/scratch/<username>

You may also setup a symbolic link from your home directory with the following command:

  • ln -s /home/scratch/username ~/scratch

From Windows, you may access this space by mapping the network drive as

  • \\\<username>

You may also add it as a permanent addition to your login by choosing the "Reconnect at logon" option in the "Map Network Drive" dialogue. 

The disk currently has 3TB of space available.

This disk space is NOT backed up.

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