Swestore

Swestore is a Research Data Storage Infrastructure operated by SNIC.

The resources provided by Swestore are made available through open procedures such that the best Swedish research is supported and new research is facilitated. The purpose of Swestore allocations, granted by Swedish National Allocations Committee (SNAC), is to provide large scale data storage for “live” or “working” research data, also known as active research data.

Due to the VR funding, the free allocations on Swestore have some usage limitations.

  • Swestore is NOT supposed to be used for backups and such requests for allocation will be rejected. Please, check with your university (home institution/organisation) IT department about backup services, strategies and policies in place.
  • Swestore is NOT supposed to be used as archiving service, long-term storage or repository for “static” data. Once data is no longer in the process of change, and decision on which data should be retained shared and/or preserved has been taken, data should be moved toward appropriate data services. The higher education institutions are responsible for archiving and long-term preservation of research data produced by researchers employed by them;

Available resources

  • Centre Storage
    High performance parallel file system.
  • Swestore / dCache (NSC, LUNARC, C3SE, HPC2N)
    Access to data is protected using dual copies on two different geographical locations as well as block redundancy (RAID-6) on the individual storage servers. The data is not backed up.
    The data can be accessed via multiple access methods, like gridftp, webdav and NFSv4.1.
  • Swestore / iRODS (PDC, NSC)
    Access to data is protected using dual copies on two different geographical locations as well as block redundancy (RAID-6 or similar) on the individual storage servers and distributed filesystems. The data is not backed up.
    The data can be accessed via multiple access methods, including but not limited to: iRODS native clients, HTTP/HTTPS and WebDAV.

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Last modified: 2021-03-04