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Got Files? Store them at Purdue in your BoilerBackpack


Purdue has deployed BoilerBackpack, a customizable storage solution that will evolve over time to accommodate ever-changing needs and deliver additional uses. The platform gives Purdue faculty, staff and students 100 gigabytes of individual space that they can divide among the following tools:

myBackpack: This space is for storing digital belongings of any size and file type — such as word processing documents, spreadsheets, video files and more — and may be accessed from workstations or mobile devices. You can also access files from home or other locations using Purdue’s Virtual Private Network (VPN), a secure way of connecting to Purdue from off campus.

researchBackpack: Individuals using ITaP’s Research Computing (RCAC) cluster supercomputers can allocate all or a portion of their BoilerBackpack quota to their cluster home directory. Unlike scratch space, researchBackpack accommodates research files at rest and will not be purged. While it is not intended to be used as working space for computational jobs, researchBackpack is appropriate for scripts, application programs and other files.

Check this website frequently for additional tools and offerings as developed.