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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 archiving of research data to adhere to good scientific practice and common data policies.

Our Offer

We operate tape archive servers to provide long-term storage for large files with hierarchical storage management (HSM) for easy access. Files are migrated to tape storage automatically if not in use, and transparently recovered within minutes when accessed again. In addition we offer services to store structured datasets where metadata should remain searchable even in archived state. We are happy to support your efforts in integrating long-term archiving into your
data management process or help you plan migrations of particularly large data collections.

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 and safely store large amounts of data.
  • The data is redundantly stored with at least two tape copies in two different locations.
  • You can mount the archiving directory as a normal network drive independently of your operating system.