Remember the 3-2-1 Rule for keeping your data safe
Keep 3 copies of any important file (1 primary, 2 backup copies)
Store files on at least 2 different media types (e.g., 1 copy on a hard drive and a second on different type of drive or media; secure cloud storage services use different types of hard drives than your desktop or laptop)
Keep at least 1 copy offsite (i.e., not at your house or on campus)
The easiest way to do this at IUPUI is to keep a primary copy on a local desktop/laptop, another copy in IU Box, and a third copy in the Scholarly Data Archive (SDA). Talk to your faculty advisor or supervisor about archiving data to the SDA - they may already have a group or departmental account you should use.
Important Note: If you are working with critical data, you will to take extra precautions in storing and handling your data. Talk to your faculty advisor and check out the Critical Data Guide.
The Research Storage group within the Research Technologies division of UITS operates two distributed storage services at Indiana University for long-term storage of research data: Research File System (RFS) & Scholarly Data Archive (SDA).
The mission of the Research Storage group is to enable the IU community to store data reliably, in large quantities, over long periods of time. The research storage team manages and supports the Scholarly Data Archive (SDA) and the Research File System (RFS). These two systems provide advanced and reliable storage services for Indiana University researchers.