Archival storage is optimised for research data that does not change very often and/or needs to be preserved for the long term. The storage medium is typically lower cost and may have slower response times when accessing data (e.g. lower cost disk or tape). Data is replicated on a routine basis (less frequent than working storage) in case of hardware and media failure and data corruption. Some Nodes may offer data encryption services to protect the data from unauthorised access. 

Data types:  Archival storage aids the dissemination, publication and/or long term preservation of completed research datasets.


 Node  Storage Name  Features  Links
Intersect DeepSpace A kind of Space suitable for archive retention, either as a secondary mirror or a primary backup. Trades performance for capacity but in all other respects emulates active storage for protocol and application access.
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NCI MASSDATA Replicated storage for data sets that are accessed infrequently information;
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eRSA Object “Object” storage for data that is accessed infrequently information
QCIF QRISdata - Archive Storage Archival storage for datasets. Data may be held off-line. It is replicated regularly with on and off site copies   
Tools: Mediaflux; Aspera; SSH/GridFTP
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VicNode Vault (object) @UOM For the dissemination, publication, and preservation of research data.   
Tools: Mediaflux; ownCloud
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VicNode Vault (tape) @Mon For the dissemination, publication, and preservation of research data.   
Tools: Aspera; figshare; ownCloud; myTardis
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