Backup and Storage Management

Tools to coordinate responsible storage and preservation strategies.
Tool Implementation Cost Platform Installation User interface API
XArch
  • Download
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • Complex
  • CL
  • GUI
  • Yes
DataVerse
  • Download
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Simple
  • CL
  • Web
  • Yes
DuraCloud
  • Service
  • Subscription
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • Complex
  • Web
  • Yes
figshare
  • Web Service
  • Free
  • Subscription
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • Simple
  • Web
  • Yes
iRODS
  • Download
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • Complex
  • CL
  • GUI
  • Web
  • Yes
LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe)
  • Download
  • Service
  • Subscription
  • Lin
  • Moderate
  • GUI
  • Web
  • Yes
SafeArchive
  • Download
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Moderate
  • Web

XArch is an archive management system that allows one to create, populate, and query archives of multiple database versions.

DataVerse Network software allows organisations to host a storage and access system for research materials.

DuraCloud is a hosted service that provides a centralised interface for organisations interested in using cloud storage as a part of their digital archiving and preservation programs.

Figshare is an online, open access digital repository which enables users to upload and share research outputs of many different types, including qualitative datasets, media, presentations, posters, software code and figures. Figshare offers unlimited storage space for publicly-shared content, as well as 20GB of private storage per user.

iRODS software creates virtual collections, allowing the user to interact with their stored data without needing to keep track of, or even have ultimate control over, the storage and computing facilities hosting the information.

Taking its name (Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe) from the idea that a file is more likely to survive if it has multiple copies stored in multiple places, LOCKSS software allows libraries to create preserved digital collections out of materials that would otherwise be accessible only through a licensed academic subscription.

SafeArchive is a policy-driven auditing tool for monitoring and managing content replicated across a LOCKSS (Lots Of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe) network.