Technology for Research: Storage and Backup

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Storage

Storage is where your working data and files reside. Here are some options.

SASC DBSC  -  in-house SAS Computing-managed Data Backup Service Center provides local disk space and redundancy for ongoing research and lab projects for a fee. Please contact your LSP or email for more information,

Physical - personal external drive

Backup

Backup provides redundancy, in case you lose something (disaster recovery) or need to revert to an older version.

SASC DBSC  -  Our in-house SAS Computing-managed Data Backup Service Center provides local disk space with redundancy for ongoing research and lab projects for a fee ($500/TB/year). Please contact your LSP or email for more information.

Secure Remote Backup (SRB)http://www.upenn.edu/computing/isc/lts/srb/index.html  - powered by CrashPlan Pro ($18/machine/year plus $.50 per GB monthly).

Amazon Glacier -  https://aws.amazon.com/glacier/  (inexpensive, "as little as $.007 per gigabyte per month," but pricey for downloads — disaster recovery) for the not-so-secure.

Penn+Box - http://www.upenn.edu/computing/box/  50GB of cloud storage is free for every member of the Penn community. More space is available for a fee.

Archiving

When you are done, and want to share or place your results in stasis.

Physical - Use a personal disk (external disk/optical/tape). There are a variety of options for personal archiving to external USB drives, DVD, etc. Operating systems include scheduled backup capability: Mac/Time Machine, PC/Windows Backup

Physical - Archive using removable media (optical/tape) - iron mountain http://www.ironmountain.com/ 

Amazon Glacier -  https://aws.amazon.com/glacier/

You may also want to check out our information on Big Data.

For more information or to talk about your specific needs, please contact your Local Support Providers.