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Archival Storage

Archival storage moves data into long-term archives with lower data storage rates. It is intended for data that must be retained and do not require immediate access.

Data transfer to and from archival storage incurs additional fees per TB transferred in the move. Restoring data that have been archived for a short period of time can result in higher storage costs. For more information about storage costs, see the illumina.com iCredits information page.

The following data can be archived:

Runs—Includes all files within the Data folder.
FASTQ and data set files—Includes all files within the data set.


Archived data appear in the run and data set lists. Filter the run or FASTQ lists to view only active or archived data.