In general, it is the responsibility of the researcher to include proposal monies for computing resources, storage, backup, preservation, high performance computing or use of the Mines Institutional Repository. Below are backup and storage options available to Mines researchers.
ACTIVE PROJECT STORAGE PROVIDED BY IT&S
Suitable for data-to-day office and student work
Suitable for some research data needs, but storage is typically on the order of ~50 gigabytes (GB) per user
Is generally accessible on the servers of Hornet and Talon (Windows file servers) and Fermat and Isengard (Linux file servers)
Customizable options based on need (single-copy, replicates, backup)
BACKUP SERVICES (FOR LAB COMPUTERS, LAPTOPS)
Currently, the best backup option for your research lab computers or laptops is to use built-in Mac and Windows software. Use external drives/disks designed for backups as opposed portable media like USB drives, DVDs or CDs. These external drives should be at least 50% larger than the data/disk you want to backup.
Mac: use the built-in Time Machine. Create both a backup disk and offsite backup disk.
Windows: use Windows backup. Save to your hard drive and another medium.