Storage and Backups

Storage and Backup solutions, including: Roar, OneDrive, PASS, Crashplan. See also: Research Data.

Backups (Desktop) with Crashplan

CrashPlan makes backing up and restoring files from all devices, including external hard drives, fast and easy. The program utilizes a centrally located appliance for administration and authentication, cloud for data storage, and a client on the end point machine.

Backups (Server) with UBI

A remote file backup service, University Backup for Infrastructure (UBI) stores data on Penn State servers for Penn State faculty and staff. Several versions of files can be backed-up and restored in the event of component failure, accidental deletion, file corruption, or another type of damage sustained to the original file.

Google Workspace for Education

Google Workspace for Education is a cloud-based collection of applications licensed by the University to enhance teaching, learning, and research.

Penn State's Google Workspace for Education accounts include the following core set of apps:

Penn State Access Account Storage Space (PASS)

Note: On July 28, 2023, the PASS service and PASS Explorer will be retired.

Storage on AWS/Azure

The Cloud Program provides access to cloud-based IT Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for easy and rapid acquisition, development, and scaling of resources. Cloud computing meets users’ needs in a secure manner without the requirement to purchase and maintain physical hardware.

Storage on Roar and Roar Collab

The Institute for Computational and Data Sciences provides several data storage options, including archival solutions, through the Roar and Roar Collab supercomputing clusters.

Storage on Wasabi

Wasabi provides S3-compatible, single-tier cloud storage focused on active, or "hot", data.

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