There are a couple of ways of accessing the HPRC storage from your personal computing device:
Remote access to HPRC Storage via WinSCP (Windows only)
HPRC Protection for your research data
HPRC has two major mechanisms for protecting your research data:
- All HPRC storage arrays are configured to withstand multiple media failures without loss of data.
- Data stored on JCU HPRC storage arrays is replicated to the Polaris datacentre in Springfield (near Ipswich). However, the timeframe for each synchronisation is greater than 1 month.
HPRC do not currently backup research data - there is simply too much of it. Ultimately it is your responsibility to look after valuable research data. A few ideas as to how you can reduce the risks of data loss (e.g., from accidental deletion/modification) are:
- Avoid deleting files, if at all possible.
- Apply version control for documents/files.
- Always use secure protocols, when/where possible.
- Never give out your JCU userid or password (to anyone).
Protecting research data on your personal computing device(s)
HPRC will accept one (1) copy of all research data. You may choose to use a backup tool to routinely protect data on your personal computing device(s). All researchers should be aware of the following points:
- Full backups of your personal computing device(s) may be deleted by ICT/HPRC staff. If it's not research related, it does not belong on HPRC storage.
- Any material that is protected by copyright will be deleted as soon as it is found.
- Old copies of backups will be deleted as soon as they are found. Once you have uploaded a new/updated backup of your resaerch data, the old copy must be deleted.
- Personal files (e.g., holiday photos and/or movies) may be deleted by ICT/HPRC staff.