Data on hyak is not backed up. You can tar files and backup to the lolo tape archive.The tape archive is not meant for frequent access since it is a tape archive and not a hard disk.
Activate lolo by following below steps.
- Go to https://uwnetid.washington.edu/manage/
- Click the "Computing Services" link on the left
- Click the "Lolo Server" check boxes in the "Inactive Services" section.
- Click the "Subscribe >" button at the bottom of the page.
- Read the notice and click the "Finish" button.
Your must tar directories before copying them to lolo.
See below link for further information on lolo: