Archiving of departmental data
For longer-term storage of data of any kind from departments we offer a simple form of archiving.
Archiving in this context means to move data to another safe place (into an archive), where direct access is not longer possible. The access will be possible again, if the data sets have been extracted from the archive to a directory.
In order to provide this service, we have to set up a folder on your request. You may then fill this folder with data from any HZB computer with the path names
Please replace duration with one of the possible values five_years or ten_years which represent the retention time according to your request. Currently we offer 5 or 10 of years.
The folder name is composed from the name of your department and the part you mentioned in the reqeuest form. This name should be meaningful for you and your colleagues in your department folder, even after years and related to its content. (example: G-I1.Spektrum_809_Ga_Typ_x1).
All members of your department may access these folders however strangers have no access rights at all.
Once such a folder is full and no more changes are to be seen, we will do start the archive process of the data contained therein.
Several copies of each file are made, each on different tapes. Then the files in the folder are deleted, so that at the end of the process itself empty folders will remain.
The data on the tapes are reviewed at least once per year, and will be checked to ensure that they remain readable for the duration of the retention period.
The restore of archived data is possible up to the end of their retention period at any time.
Note the size of the folder:
Please note that there is 1 TB for max. 500 000 files is available only during the fill process. To enable the use of several such folders by different users and to get a fast emptying of these folders, we recommend that you fill in a single folder with a maximum of 200 GB and a maximum of 100 000 files. If your demand is greater, please wait then until the folder is emptied before store more data in it.