Storage

There are several storage offerings available to UCSD users, and a number of vendor cloud storage services that may suit your needs. IDI staff can assist you in determining the right solution for your situation; email research-it@ucsd.edu for an appointment or to discuss by email or telephone.

Large File Transfers

Transfer large files to and from campus with the Library's rdl-share.ucsd.edu tool. Just log in with Single Sign-On and use the simple, email-like format to deposit files for transfer and notify individuals of the link to retrieve them.

Campus-Endorsed Cloud Offerings Include:

Microsoft OneDrive offering

Maximum 1 terabyte (1TB)

All UCSD staff and faculty (including research staff) are eligible for a free OneDrive account which allows users to keep up to 1TB of files in the cloud.

Campus-Local Offerings Include:

SDSC Project Storage

Interactive & mounted filesystem over 1 terabyte (1TB+)

For larger needs, SDSC’s Project Storage Service provides a network-based storage solution which offers CIFS/Samba and NFS mounting options. Find project storage service options and pricing.

SDSC Cloud Storage

An object-based storage system with multiple interface methods (1 TB+)

For larger needs, SDSC’s Cloud Storage Service provides an object-based storage system designed to be easy to use for the average user, but to also provide a flexible, configurable, and expandable solution to meet the needs of more demanding applications. Dual-site redundancy is offered for secure, reliable storage. See cloud storage options and pricing.

SDSC Sherlock Cloud: HIPAA- & FISMA-Compliant Managed Services

Sherlock Cloud, a managed service offering of SDSC, provides secure data storage and computing capability to UC, academia, state and federal agencies. Sherlock Cloud is both HIPAA and FISMA compliant. It offers a flexible and scalable platform for a variety of projects dealing with sensitive/protected data and applications, and requiring a secure, access-controlled environment. Find out more about these services on the Sherlock Cloud page.

SDSC CommVault Backups

CommVault is a highly customizable backup system available to UCSD, members of the UC community, and UC affiliates. While CommVault excels as a backup solution for a group of several workstations, making it an excellent backup choice for collaborative research labs, CommVault also thrives in an enterprise backup role. Contact services@sdsc.edu to find out more.

UCSD Library Digital Asset Management System (DAMS)

A curated, searchable home for research data; IDI supports data sets of modest size

The UCSD Library DAMS is designed to hold curated research data for others to search and cite. It’s the ideal long-term home for data that accompanies a published paper, especially with growing funding agency requirements to make data public. Learn more about describing your data, obtaining permanent identifiers, selecting a repository, and depositing data, see the Library page on Data Curation: Sharing and Discovery.

UCSD Library Chronopolis

Long-term archival storage of data, fee-based

Chronopolis provides long-term archival storage of data, using active management processes and constant monitoring. It's been certified as a Trustworthy Digital Archive by a standards body, and is widely recognized as a leading organization in the digital preservation field. Find out more about digital preservation on the Library Digital Preservation page.

For more information or recommendations, contact research-it@ucsd.edu