Files on /scratch are subject to purging after 21 days. Circumventing this purge is a violation of University of Miami Acceptable Use Policies in addition to CCS AC Policies and the account responsible for it will be suspended.

CCS AC monitors executions of the ‘touch’ command on existing files in /scratch. While there are valid uses such as updating files extracted from an archive, using ‘touch’ to thwart /scratch purge is not allowed. Disk allocations on Pegasus are only for data currently being processed.