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Chart: Computer File Storage Options: LAN

The chart below details file storage options available on Lehigh's Local Area Network (LAN) for Lehigh computer users. Generally these are available directly to a computer's operating system, and separate software for accessing files isn't required. Exceptions are noted. Note that some are only available to certain groups of Lehigh users. Most are administered and maintained by LTS staff.

Storage System

Notes

Limited To

Storage Size

Cost

Retained Backup

Sharing

Allowed Data

H: Drive

Network storage with a publicly accessible folder for sharing.

Pros: LTS-supplied to all Lehigh users, LTS-managed, LTS-Backup

Cons: Small size

Lehigh accounts

Small

-

Yes

limited (public folder)

II, III, IV

I: Drive (Standard)

Pros: pre-provisioned for all staff and faculty; whole dept access, Backed up, LTS-Managed 

Cons: whole dept access, size limit, crowded

Lehigh accounts

Medium

-

Yes

Dept.

II, III, IV

I: Drive (Access Controlled)

Directories with enumerated access-control (specific users with defined permissions -- not whole dept) within I: for Class I data storage (non-PCI). 

Pros: LTS-Managed, Backed up 

Cons: LTS-Managed, Size limit, Undocumented

Lehigh accounts

Medium

-

Yes

Custom

I, II, III, IV

J-Drive

LTS-Managed Storage space for Financial / Administrative info

For business data / admin data users

Financial Admins

Medium

-

Yes

Custom

II, III, IV

Custom AD File Service

Departments can request custom AD file storage space that isn't mapped to the "I-drive"

Lehigh Accounts

Small

-

Yes

Custom

I, II, III, IV

R-Drive

Pre-provisioned Ceph space for FT Faculty

Pros: No cost to researcher, redundant hardware, LTS-Managed

Cons: Not sharable, FT Faculty only.

FT faculty

Medium

-

Yes

No

II, III, IV

CourseSite

Lehigh's Course Management System (Moodle). Handles a variety of file types via web interface.

Lehigh Accounts

Small

-

Yes

Yes

II, III, IV

LTS Drupal Web Sites

Customizable Web content management system. LTS-managed. Capable of small file storage.

-

Small

-

Yes

Custom

III, IV

CONTENTdm

Digital content management system for files of any kind. Customizable web interface, display, metadata, etc.

-

Medium

-

Yes

Custom

III, IV

LU File Sender

LTS File Exchange Service offering temporary file storage. User-customizable access for any internet user with an email address.

-

Small

-

14 day

Yes

I, II, III, IV

Confluence

LTS Commercial Wiki-style team collaboration system. File upload,sharing capability.

Lehigh Accounts

Small

-

Yes

Yes

III, IV

Ceph

LTS-managed High-capacity Storage System

-

Large

$375 / TB /  5 yr.

Snapshots

Custom

II, III, IV<

Digital Humanities Storage

Pros: No cost to researcher

Cons: Limited to Humanities

Contact jcm5@lehigh.edu to request such a space.

FT Humanities Faculty

Medium

-

Yes

Custom

III, IV

Departmental Server

Departmental virtual or hardware server. Examples are EES's GIS1, Chemistry's Plasma, Biology's FMRI, etc.

Pros: Provided by Dept., Customized for Dept

Cons: Installation/Maintenance Cost to Dept., Dept Provides Administration (Dedicated staff support?)

-

Large

$1000 / VM / yr.

~$5K-$20K

-

Custom

III, IV

Consumer External NAS Drive

Storage device attached directly to a LAN with a web-based configuration interface and user-definable access accounts.

Pros: Cheap, Shareable

Cons: Self-Managed, Reliability

-

Medium

$200 - $5K

-

Custom

III, IV

Legacy Lehigh Web Server

Access through ssh server

-

Small

-

Yes

Custom

III, IV

CrashPlan Backup (Lehigh Storage)

Access only via Client Software. Backup Option -- Save to on-site server, member PC or Cloud storage.

Faculty, Staff

Medium

$90 / User / yr.

-

No

II,III,IV

 

For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu