Summarizing the attempt to trace pieces of data in the Large Hadron Collider Grid:
While it’s true that files are given dates and times, figuring out where a packet of data came from is a lot more difficult than just reading the file name. Data are copied, split, copied again and deleted. Bits and pieces travel all over the Grid, often without any input from a human user.
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