Noctua/Problems/Parallel File System

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Lustre File System stuck

  • 12.07.20 17:30
    • /scratch is back in normal operation but is still under investigation.
  • 12.07.20 16:30- 17:30
    • The parallel file system (/scratch, PC2PFS) of Noctua is experiencing some problems which make it inaccessible. We are working on a solution.

Issues with operations on some /scratch/-directories

  • 04.12.2019
    • We have set up a System internal workaround. You should be able to work again as usual.
  • 26.11.2019 - 04.12.2019
    • We have finally found the reason of the problem:
      • If a project is over its file system quota (soft quota), then a bug in the Lustre client can be triggered that causes a file write to fail.
      • So a first workaround for this problem is to remove some data from your project directory so that you are below your quota. You can get your current quota state with "pc2status".
      • Alternatively, you can request a temporary increase of your quota from
  • 02.10.2019 - 26.11.2019:
    • A few users have reported issues with some file operations on the parallel file system (PC2PFS, /scratch)
    • If you also experience issues, please report them to