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IS Backup Schedule

Data We Backup
Your H:\ & O:\ drives & Your Roaming Profile

 

Information Services routinely performs backups of your data stored on our network drives. That includes your H:\ drive (generally your My Documents folder), your department O:\ drive, and your roaming profile (your personal settings for windows and your applications).  We perform 2 types of backups, tape backups and snapshots.

Snapshots take a picture of your network data without taking the network drive offline. This backup is done to another disk drive.

Tape backups are a more involved and lengthy process and thus are more labor intensive to restore. They are done offline and are created primarily for emergencies and disaster recovery occasions.

You are responsible for backing up any of your data not stored on your H:\ drive and their O:\ drive. 

Note:   Storing documents and applications on your desktop can cause your roaming profile to become corrupt and this may lead to the lost of some of your data.

The IS backup schedule follows:

  • Tape backup (typically performed between 12:00 Midnight and 8:00 AM):

Nightly backups (Monday-Saturday) are retained for 4 weeks
Weekly backups (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Sundays) are retained for 16 weeks
Monthly backups (1st Sunday of the month) are retained for 64 weeks

  • Filer/Disk snapshots (all non-hourly snapshots occur at 12:00 Midnight).  The following times are dynamic, subject to change without notice:

 

DEPT volume (O:\ drive):  4 weekly, 6 nightly, and 6 hourly snapshots retained.  Hourly Snapshots taken at 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

FSAHOME volume (H:\ drive):  3 weekly, 6 nightly, and 6 hourly snapshots retained.  Hourly Snapshots taken at 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

FSAPROFILES volume:  1 weekly, 6 nightly, and 6 hourly snapshots retained.  Hourly Snapshots taken at 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

STUHOME volume (H:\ drive):  3 weekly, 6 nightly, and 6 hourly snapshots retained.  Hourly Snapshots taken at 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

STUPROFILES volume:  1 weekly, 6 nightly, and 6 hourly snapshots retained.  Hourly Snapshots taken at 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Note: Any document created and deleted between snapshots or nightly backups will not be recoverable.  Also, any document not on a snapshot and created and deleted since the last nightly backup will not be recoverable.

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