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=UMIACS Archives=
 
=UMIACS Archives=
When UMIACS archives data we hold onto the archive for a period of 5 years.
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UMIACS archives data for a period of 5 years.
  
In general, we archive the following:
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What we generally do archive:
  
* the primary drive from hosts with persistent local data (Windows, macOS)
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* the primary drive from UMIACS-supported machines with persistent local data (Windows/macOS only)
* accounts that are archived and deleted (including metadata, network home directory/directories, and GitLab repositories)
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* accounts that are closed (including metadata, network home directories, and GitLab repositories)
* mailbox(es) that no longer receive mail (i.e. the forward address that used to go to the mailbox has changed)
 
  
We may not archive the following:
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What we generally do not archive:
  
* tmp and scratch directories (as discussed on our page about [[LocalDataStorage |data sotrage]])
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* <code>/tmp</code> and <code>/scratch</code> directories (as discussed on our page about [[LocalDataStorage | data storage]])
* external drives that were attached to a machine
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* External drives that were attached to a UMIACS-supported machine
* Data that migrated forward to a new machine
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* Data that migrated forward from one UMIACS-supported machine to a new UMIACS-supported machine
* Data that was handed off into the care of the end-user or PI
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* Data that was handed off into the care of the end-user or PI via external drive
* Data from drives that failed and was not under backup protection, that is unavailable for us to archive
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* Data from drives that failed and was not under backup protection (unavailable for us to archive)
* Data from self supported machines
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* Any data from self-supported machines

Latest revision as of 20:10, 4 January 2022

UMIACS Archives

UMIACS archives data for a period of 5 years.

What we generally do archive:

  • the primary drive from UMIACS-supported machines with persistent local data (Windows/macOS only)
  • accounts that are closed (including metadata, network home directories, and GitLab repositories)

What we generally do not archive:

  • /tmp and /scratch directories (as discussed on our page about data storage)
  • External drives that were attached to a UMIACS-supported machine
  • Data that migrated forward from one UMIACS-supported machine to a new UMIACS-supported machine
  • Data that was handed off into the care of the end-user or PI via external drive
  • Data from drives that failed and was not under backup protection (unavailable for us to archive)
  • Any data from self-supported machines