Locally based storage

Locally Based Storage

For some funders, there may be a need to store the data from a specific project on campus rather than in the cloud.  In this case, you can request that a specific folder be stored locally.  Please note:  There is a limited amount of storage available, so please only request local storage if your funder requires it


Back-up for locally stored data

To cater for any research requirement that data is not stored in the cloud,locally based storage is implemented using storage technology located in a secure data centre on the Stirling campus.  This storage is backed up by snapshots to disk on a daily basis, with a one week retention period.  Once each week snapshots are copied to tape, and tapes are retained for four weeks.


Select Request locally hosted folder



There is also a direct link to the form "Request locally hosted folder


Once the locally hosted folder has been set up, you will be able to see the locally hosted folder as it will be denoted by the following icon in your Research Drive   with an upward facing arrow on the folder.

Your research drive will look like this: with your Research drive and your personal drive and the locally hosted folder you requested



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