The new LSA Research Storage Funding Model offers researchers up to 100 TB of Turbo Research Storage (that is, an additional 90 TB over and above the 10 TB offered by the UM Research Computing Package, or UMRCP) and unlimited Data Den Research Archive Storage. For Turbo allocations above 100TB, check the current rate from ARC: https://arc.umich.edu/turbo/.
Our standard offering for Turbo provides:
Multiprotocol (CIFS/NFS) support for access on Windows, macOS, and Linux
7-day standard snapshot policy by default, with alternative snapshot schedules upon request. Snapshots allow you to recover deleted files during the snapshot window.
Ability to mount on Great Lakes and Armis clusters.
Certain types of sensitive data are permitted; check the sensitive data guide for a full description.
If you have a specific need for an NFS only volume or other unique requirements please contact our Research Team at LSATechnologyServices@umich.edu
LSA Data Migration Project
LSA Technology Services is currently moving its researchers away from the use of MiStorage. Research data is now to be stored in Turbo volumes which are available under the UMRCP. If a researcher has a current MiStorage volume the LSA Technology Services HPC and Storage team will work with them to help migrate the data out of MiStorage and into Turbo.
If you have not applied to the UMRCP to have a Turbo volume created for your data please visit the UMRCP request form.
If you have an existing Turbo volume and have questions about moving your data out of MiStorage or have an existing MiStorage volume but were deemed ineligible for the UMRCP please contact the LSATS HPC and Storage team to get assistance at email@example.com
Before using this service
Q: Who should I contact for help?
A: Please contact the LSA Technology Services Desk.
Q: How do I see and control my storage?
A: You can look at the storage allocation and usage through the ARC Resource Management Portal: https://portal.arc.umich.edu. You can also find administrative information about your storage such as mount paths and users in the portal.
Q: How do I connect to my storage?
A for CIFS: If you are a Windows or Mac user, the detailed instructions can be found in the email that you received with the path to your storage. Please reach out to your local IT unit support for assistance.
A for NFS: Your local desktop support team should contact you with the initial setup and ensure that you can connect to your storage.
If you do not know the path to your storage, please contact the LSA Technology Services IT Service Desk.
Q: How can I best transfer data between this storage and other locations?
A: Globus is the preferred way to transfer data to and from your storage. Globus provides scalable, secure, high-speed, reliable, and persistent data transfer that can be easily configured and automated. You can share subsets of your data securely with individual colleagues. More information can be found at https://arc.umich.edu/globus/ .
Q: Can I connect a client to my storage from off campus?
A for CIFS: You can access your storage space off-campus if you first connect to the VPN. Instructions for installing and accessing the VPN can be found here. Then you should be able to access the share via the link sent to your email address upon provisioning.
A for NFS: Access to the storage space is the same as access to the computer that you have mounted your storage on. If you can access your computer that has mounted NFS via the VPN or the ITS login service, you can access your files.
Q: Can I access my storage over the web, via sftp, or on my mobile device?
A: Presently, read-only web access is available for both CIFS via https://dfs.lsa.umich.edu/research/ and NFS by request to LSATechnologyServices@umich.edu. SFTP is available for CIFS space through sftp.m.storage.umich.edu, but is unavailable for NFS. Mobile access is presently not supported beyond these mechanisms.
If you are interested in further access mechanisms please let us know at LSATechnologyServices@umich.edu.
Q. Are there other storage options available?
A. The ITS Data Storage Finder can help you find other storage solutions to meet your needs.