FAQ – Backup

Backup

Back-up of home directories

‘Home directories’ are anything within the share /home. We provide hourly(48), nightly(6) and weekly(2) snapshots (located at ~/.snapshots or via Windows property tab) and new old (anything post October 8ish 2018) snapshots are mounted on the Linux lab machines at /newback/USERNAME.

Older (pre October 8ish 2018) snapshots are mounted on the Linux lab machines at /backup/USERNAME.

We provide 2 years (24 months 104 weekly snapshots) of /home backup.

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Backup for Departments and Research Groups

For all CoE 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).
and
– Incremental nightly tape backups kept for 13 weeks before recycling.
and
– Full backups to tape run 4 times/year (each 13 weeks) and recycled each year.

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