Endy:Data storage

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1. The problem, briefly stated

We need an easy, secure and efficient way to store all our files:

  • individual user files (backup)
  • shared project files (centralized storage and backup)
  • old user and project files (centralized storage and backup)

2. Current specifications our backup system

Most people use Bionet to backup their files.

Bionet

  • Storage space (as of 2007-01-16):
    • total: 110GB
    • used: 86GB
    • available: 24GB
  • Where is it physically located?
    Building 68, 3rd floor
  • Are Bionet files regularly copied and stored somewhere else?
    Yes, to the MIT datacenter in W91.
  • Problems with Bionet:
    • Not enough space to backup all our files e.g. microscope images
    • Isn't Bionet not going to be backed up anymore?

3. Ideal specifications of our future backup system

(lab and individual data storage, sharing and backup needs - please list what would you like have available)

  • Capacity: we want to be able to store all files in a single location
  • Easy: automatic backup
  • Secure: the backup system shouldn't be located in building 68, in case of a fire
  • Efficient backing up or retrieving files should be speedy
  • Affordable

4. Potential solutions

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