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When UMIACS archives data we hold onto the archive for a period of 5 years.
 
When UMIACS archives data we hold onto the archive 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 hosts with persistent local data (Windows/macOS only)
 
* accounts that are archived and deleted (including metadata, network home directory/directories, and GitLab repositories)
 
* accounts that are archived and deleted (including metadata, network home directory/directories, and GitLab repositories)
* mailboxes 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 storage]])
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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 machine
 
* Data that migrated forward to a new machine
 
* Data that migrated forward to a new machine
 
* Data that was handed off into the care of the end-user or PI
 
* Data that was handed off into the care of the end-user or PI
 
* Data from drives that failed and was not under backup protection, that is unavailable for us to archive
 
* Data from drives that failed and was not under backup protection, that is unavailable for us to archive
 
* Data from self-supported machines
 
* Data from self-supported machines

Revision as of 17:46, 4 January 2022

UMIACS Archives

When UMIACS archives data we hold onto the archive for a period of 5 years.

What we generally do archive:

  • the primary drive from hosts with persistent local data (Windows/macOS only)
  • accounts that are archived and deleted (including metadata, network home directory/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 machine
  • Data that migrated forward to a new machine
  • Data that was handed off into the care of the end-user or PI
  • Data from drives that failed and was not under backup protection, that is unavailable for us to archive
  • Data from self-supported machines