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Research Computing Services

Feature

Research Data Storage

Research File Share

Research Cold Storage

Accessible from UIS HPC service
Accessible from CUDN
Backup  
Off-site backup for disaster recovery  
Recovery point objective N/A 1 hour 24 hours
Failover to secondary data centre    
Number of data copies 1 2 2
Snapshots    
Restore window N/A Up to 1 month Up to 24 hours
Additional data protection    
Access methods SFTP, RSYNC SMB SFTP, RSYNC
Minimum purchase 2TB 2TB 5TB
File Quota 512,000 per TB - 100,000 per TB
Licences available 1, 3 and 5 years 1, 3 and 5 years 1, 3 and 5 years

Typical use case

Research Data Store Large active data sets, frequent access, high perfoamnce – for example, data processing on HPC. It can also be used as target for additional copy of departmental data storage. Data are not backed up 
Research File Share General purpose storage with fast connection to Research Computing Services and other services on CUDN. Good for storing high-value data sets that require extra protection and are accessed frequently. 
Research Cold Store Data that do not require frequent access and can accept high latency retrival time. Good for long term storage of non-active data sets. It can also be used as target for additional copy of departmental data storage.