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1 KEEP IT SAFE - BACK UP! Research Data Management

2 Research Data Management Back Up Backing up should be an automatic part of your everyday research activities. In 2005, an electrical fault in the electronics and laser research building at the University of Southampton cost £50-100M including temporary building hire and transfer of work to Holland. Image if a fire or similar disaster happened at UH How much would it cost you‽ Storing your data on the UH network means that it is stored at de Havilland and at college lane. Mountbatten Building, So’ton Uni. Safeguarding data with Research Data Management

3 Research Data Management Back Up Theft and Loss are real risks: Next time you travel, make sure that your device is labelled and locked your data is backed up. In 2012, a Dell survey demonstrated that laptops per week are left at US airport security points. They cannot be turned on or analysed so unless your name is on the outside of your mobile device, it will not be returned to you. You have 30 days before auctioning them as government property. Intel conducted a study surveying 329 private and public organizations published in 2010, 7.1% of employee laptops were lost or stolen before the end of their usefulness lifespan. Safeguarding data with Research Data Management

4 UH PC laptop local drive Networked drives U: and X: Networked drives U: and X: UH server Cluster External HD DVD, Tape Research Data Management Back Up There are UH facilities, but these should be considered secondary back ups. You should have your own back up. Safeguarding data with Research Data Management

5 Set an autom ated backu p throug h contro l panel Windows Backup and restore Back up your entire content to another disk or to the net. Mac Time machine Research Data Management Back Up Safeguarding data with Research Data Management

6 Updates the changes to files between two directories and servers rsync Timed schedule to perform tasks – your rsync for example crontab /usr/bin/rsync -avu /data/jgoodger/ /local/data/ /usr/bin/rsync -avu /home/jgoodger/ /local/data/home/ SHELL=/bin/tcsh PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin 17 3 * * * /usr/bin/rsync -avu /data/jgoodger/ /local/data/ Research Data Management Back Up Safeguarding data with Research Data Management


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