Example 6: Researcher creating restricted data

Some research generates data that is restricted as opposed to using data granted by a data use agreement (DUA) or Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol. The basic workflow is the same as in the other examples, with the main caveat being that the researcher should make sure that the newly create data is properly backed up.

Data that resides in the encrypted disk will be backed up, but there is the possibility that the state of the virtual disk is not consistent when the backup copy is taken if a VM with write access to the virtual drive was running. The safest way is to copy the file from the virtual drive to the vault; then it will be replicated and backed up to tape without problem.