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IT Services : High Performance Computing

Archiving Data


Introduction

Please be aware that files on hydra are not backed up . Because of this the user should ensure files are archived.

Archiving requires that File Transfer from hydra to another location, in your school, department or other personal or group space that is appropriate.

Note that a research data management (RDM) system will soon become available at Loughborough and you should ensure that relevant data, according to your research data management plan, is also saved there, especially anything related to published papers.

The section on Organising Work of your work can be helpful in identifying which data you need to archive.

Note that some research councils mandate that your data is archived and so you should have a research data management plan and must abide by it. However, adopting these principles is good practice in scientific research and has merit on its own, not least the ability to find your own data again for further investigation or correction of errors.