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Phoenix scratch storage update

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We would like to remind you about scratch storage policy on Phoenix. Scratch is designed for temporary storage and is never backed up. Each week, files not modified for more than 60 days are automatically deleted from your scratch directory. As part of Phoenix’s start-up, regular cleanup of scratch has now been implemented. Each week, users with files set to be deleted receive a warning email about files to be deleted in the coming week, with additional information included. Those of you who used PACE prior to the migration to Phoenix or who use Hive are already familiar with this workflow.

Some of you will receive such an email this week. The first deletion of old scratch files in Phoenix will occur on July 7, covering files noted in these messages. We are extending the time beyond the normal one-week notification for this first round to give you time to adjust to this weekly process again.

Phoenix project storage is the intended location for your important research data. You can find out more about Phoenix storage at

Please contact us at with any questions about how to manage your data stored on Phoenix.

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