Campaign Storage archive

The NCAR Campaign Storage file system is available to the NCAR labs and to universities that have project allocations as archival space for storing data on publication timescales. It is not used for development work.

As a disk-based storage system, it is the preferred alternative to the older, tape-based High Performance Storage System (HPSS).

Campaign Storage has a five-year retention policy, meaning files will be purged five years after their creation. NCAR lab users are expected to collaborate with CISL’s Digital Asset Services Hub (DASH) to develop data migration plans for storage needs that exceed five years.

The file system’s initial storage capacity is 20 PB with plans to increase the capacity each year. Each NCAR lab has an allocation of Campaign Storage space and the labs manage how those allocations are used. University users can request Campaign Storage space through the NCAR Resource Allocation System as supplements to their project allocations. Requests must include detailed justification for the amount of space requested.

The Systems Accounting Manager (SAM) provides overall summary information. CISL plans to develop additional tools for use in managing the allocations.

Users access and manage their Campaign Storage files using the Globus web interface or CLI described here. The Globus endpoint established for the archive is NCAR Campaign Storage.

Globus transfers screen

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