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The table below shows a fairly complete list of all of Lehigh's LAN-based electronic file storage systems.

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

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