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High Performance Computing in Luxembourg

FAQ: What Is the General Backup Policy?

All data is backed up on 4 different targets, with different rotation policies and physical locations:

The backups are only accessible by HPC staff, for disaster recovery purposes.

If necessary, more precisions can be requested by mail to hpc-sysadmins@uni.lu

Iris

Directory Path Backup location Frequency Retention
home directories $HOME CDC, Belval Daily last 7 backups, at least one per month for the last 2 months
projects $PROJECTWORK CDC, Belval Daily one backup per week of the backup directory ($PROJECT/backup/)
scratch $SCRATCH not backed up    

Virtual machines

Source Backup location Frequency Retention
User’s VMs CS43, Kirchberg Weekly last 5 weekly snapshots
Gitlab infrastructure CS43, Kirchberg Weekly last 5 weekly snapshots
Iris infrastructure CDC, Belval Weekly last 5 weekly snapshots

Services

Name Backup location Frequency Retention
gforge.uni.lu CS43, Kirchberg Daily last 7 daily backups, one per month for the last 6 months
hpc-tracker.uni.lu CS43, Kirchberg Daily last 7 daily backups, one per month for the last 6 months
gitlab.uni.lu CDC, Belval Daily last 7 daily backups, one per month for the last 6 months
hpc-nextcloud.uni.lu CDC, Belval Daily last 7 daily backups, one per month for the last 6 months
hpc.uni.lu (pad, privatebin) CDC, Belval Daily last 7 daily backups, one per month for the last 6 months