Backup for Departments and Research Groups

For all PCE Departments and Research Groups with a file share/shared drive space, we will be maintaining the following schedule for backups:

– Incremental snapshots kept for 23 hours, 6 nights and 1 week before recycling (located at FileShare:$PATH/.snapshots or via Windows property tab).
– Incremental nightly tape backups kept for 13 weeks before recycling.
– Full backups to tape run 4 times/year (each 13 weeks) and recycled each year.

Back-up of home directories

‘Home directories’ are anything within the share /home. We provide hourly(23), daily(6) and weekly(2) snapshots (located at ~/.snapshots or via Windows property tab).

We also provide 2 years (104 weekly snapshots) of /home backups. These can be found under /backup/$USERNAME/.snapshot. These are located on a slower server, so be patient.