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ITS Storage

Premium Storage

Premium Storage Overview

High performance, ITS-managed storage for critical data with frequent transactions. Network-Attached Storage (NAS)

Best For:

  • High-performance computing needs (e.g., data and applications with frequent transactions like calculations, read/write, etc.)
  • Includes a specifically-configured Windows enterprise environment option

Space:

  • Purchase in 10 GB increments

Help:

  • Support available 24/7 via UVA Help Desk
  • Storage available 24/7

Premium Storage Options

Premium Storage with No Data Recovery (Tier II)

  • $0.59 per GB, per year
  • No snapshots, replication, or backups

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Premium Storage with Data Recovery (Tier I)

  • $0.82 per GB, per year
  • Includes snapshots/shadow copies made hourly, kept for 24 hours. Includes snapshot/shadow copy made once daily, kept 14 days.
  • Includes replication — copies made twice daily at a different data center.

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Premium Storage with Data Recovery (Tier I) + Backups

  • $0.82 per GB, per year
  • ~$1.27 per GB, per year (for backups)
    • Backup fees only apply to the amount of storage used, not total purchase amount
  • Includes snapshots/shadow copies made hourly, kept for 24 hours. Includes snapshot/shadow copy made once daily, kept 14 days.
  • Includes replication — copies made twice daily at a different data center.
  • Includes incremental, long-term backups, held for 6 months

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Windows Environment Premium Storage (ES1, ES3)

  • $0.82 per GB, per year
  • ~$1.27 per GB, per year (for backups)
    • Backup fees only apply to the amount of storage used, not total purchase amount
  • Includes snapshots/shadow copies made locally twice daily, kept for 30 days.
  • Includes incremental, long-term backups, held for 6 months — version history available.

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Technical Details

Permissions for User Management

We do not support samba as a service on servers; we do support the smb protocol from the storage arrays.

  • cifs/smb: unix, ntfs
  • nfs export: unix (NOT available for Windows Environment Premium Storage)

Group Administration

  • ntfs – Active Directory (AD)
  • UNIX – MyGroups (defines a list of computing IDs and access roles – NOT available for Windows Environment Premium Storage)

URLs by Security Zone

  • Standard (non-sensitive data)
    • \\home1.storage.virginia.edu\<share> (For Windows)
    • smb://home1.storage.virginia.edu/<share> (For Mac)
    • home1.storage.virginia.edu:/txxx (For NFS)
    • \\ES1.eservices.virginia.edu\<share> (For Windows)
  • Joint VPN (sensitive data)
    • \\corinthian.storage.virginia.edu\<share> (For Windows)
    • smb://corinthian.storage.virginia.edu/<share> (For Mac)
    • corinthian.storage.virginia.edu:/txxx (For NFS)
    • \\ES3.eservices.virginia.edu\<share> (For Windows)

  Page Updated: Monday 2017-11-13 10:30:31 EST