Requesting LSA Research Storage

Great Deal! LSA TS has partnered with ITS to offer up to two terabytes of storage to LSA faculty, LSA lecturers, and LSA GSRA/GSRI without cost to the individual or department.

If you would like to increase the size of your research share or find out more about larger shares, please submit a support ticket. Note that the additional storage expands the size of the original 2-TB volume and is not a separate volume, unless you choose additional storage of a different type.


Request an LSA Research Storage allocation.


You have a choice of MiStorage (NFS or CIFS), Turbo Research Storage (NFS, CIFS, or multiprotocol), or Locker Large-File Storage (NFS or CIFS). If you don’t know whether you need CIFS or NFS, we can help you figure it out. If you are storing sensitive data types, please check the Sensitive Data Guide for more information.

The procedure itself is simple: Complete this form.

Do not request storage directly from the ITS pages. ITS links are provided below for information only.
  • What method will you be using ... — Select "NFS" for MiStorage NFS or Turbo; select "CIFS" for MiStorage CIFS; select "I Don't Know" for additional assistance from LSA TS.
  • If you have a specific storage configuration request ... — If you want to request Turbo storage, choose "Optimized for Flux" here (the form has not yet been updated to say "Great Lakes"). If you know that you will want multiprotocol support, select "Multiprotocol (NFS + CIFS)" from this dropdown. The note about the LSA Research Storage page refers to this page.
  • If you want Locker — At the time of this writing, the form does not support Locker explicitly. If you want Locker, please include a note in the form.

Additional notes


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