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Storage Services

Data Archiving

Your Requirement

You would like to permanently store and protect files of a completed project or a large collection of data, which will seldom be used or used only after several years. You look for long-term achiving of research data to adhere to good scientific practice and common data policies.

Our Offer

We operate archive servers where you can easily store large amount of data while still maintaining access to the files whenever needed. We guarantee long-term archiving of this data.

We offer a hierarchical storage management that automatically migrates data between hard disks and tapes while files remain accessible within a filesystem. As soon as archived files are accessed again they will be written back automatically from the corresponding tape onto hard disks for further use. Except for a small time delay of up to a few minutes you can access these data as every normal file on mass storage.

Preconditions For Use

Every user with a valid GWDG account can use the archiving service.

How To Use

Your Advantages

  • You do not need an archiving infrastructure of your own, a network connection is sufficient.
  • You can permanently store large amounts of data.
  • The usable volume can be adapted according to your requirement.
  • Under different operating systems you can use the archived files just like local ones.
  • The data is redundantly stored with at least two tape copies in two different data centre locations.