How secure is the RDSF?
We limit access to each RDSF project to a named set of people so only users authorized by the Data Steward (or Deputy Data Steward) can see the data.
How reliable is the RDSF?
The data is stored on multiple disks with protection against individual component failure. Of course there are events over which we have no control e.g. a power failure. All project data is stored in two different locations. If we lose access to one location your data continues to be available from the other (replicated), this is totally transparent.
In addition to this the data is backed up to a Tape library held on the University campus, please see the RDSF back-up section for more information on back-ups.