Scheduled Quarterly Maintenance – 2019 Q1
Start: Wednesday 2 January 2019 08:00 AEDT (8am)
End: Wednesday 2 January 2019 18:00 AEDT (6pm)
NCI systems, including Raijin, the Lustre file systems (/g/data1, /g/data2, /g/data3), massdata, and all virtual infrastructure, including Tenjin virtual machine instances, VDI and associated data services, are scheduled to be offline for quarterly maintenance from approximately 08:00 (8am) to 18:00 (6pm) AEDT on Wednesday 2 January 2019. All systems are expected to return to operational status by 6:00 pm AEDT on the same day.
Raijin jobs scheduled to run into or start during the quarterly maintenance period will be held and then released when Raijin returns to operational status. PBS Pro job flags can be used to register Raijin file system dependencies for your jobs, and can help PBS Pro to run your job when resources are available. NCI recommends using the options “#PBS -lother=gdataN” option (where N = 1, 2 or 3 to indicate the /g/data file system dependency) or “PBS -lother=massdata” in your job scripts which utilise these services.
Additional advisories with more specific information on 2019 Q1 scheduled maintenance will be sent to NCI users during December.
ANU Christmas and New Year Holiday Period
NCI user support will not be staffed between 24 December and 1 January, which is an ANU staff holiday period. Raijin and NCI services will operate as normal during this period. ANU will shut down from 24 December to 1 January, except for essential services.
Support requests received between 22 December and 1 January will be addressed as soon as possible from Wednesday 2 January. Note that some support requests may be actionable only after completion of scheduled maintenance on 2 January.
Raijin /short Usage
NCI strongly encourages all users to archive or delete non-essential files in your project and user directories on Raijin /short.
The /short file system is intended for temporary use. Files on /short are not backed up. The contents of raijin:/short will not be relocated to the new NCI HPC system when it becomes operational in 2019.
From 2 January, NCI will initiate a process to remove /short data for expired and inactive projects. This clean up effort will be managed in full consultation with project Lead CIs wherever possible. Details of the process will be provided in further communications to NCI users.
Please contact NCI User Support (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you require assistance identifying, archiving or cleaning up old or unneeded files in your /short directories. Projects which require persistent storage allocations are advised to seek these allocations through NCI partner schemes.