as part of https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T201165
the Analytics team thought to reach out to everybody to make it clear that all the home directories on the stat/notebook nodes are not backed up periodically. They run on a software RAID configuration spanning multiple disks of course, so we are resilient on a disk failure, but even if unlikely if might happen that a host could loose all its data. Please keep this in mind when working on important projects and/or handling important data that you care about.
Please let us know if you have comments/suggestions/etc.. in the aforementioned task.
Thanks in advance!
Luca (on behalf of the Analytics team)