Inactive Data Archival

Inactive data is eating away at the available storage of MSI's highest performing, and most expensive, storage platform. MSI’s Advanced Systems Operations group has developed metrics, policy, and a workflow to identify and move this data to less expensive archival storage. This archival storage may - in the longer term - have extensions to then automatically move this archived data to even less expensive cold storage.

The new policy for “abandoned” data has been posted to the MSI website: Data Lifecycle After a PI Leaves MSI.

Questions about the policy should be sent to the MSI Helpdesk at