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Data Backups

We keep regular backups of home directories on both our Unix systems and our Windows Active Directory servers.

  • On Unix, IT staff can assist you in recovering lost files from you home directory.
  • On Windows, you can also directly access backup copies of your files using the “Restore previous version” menu.

Research data backup

Unix/Linux research data is not backed up centrally by default. We can perform offsite backups of your linux data hosted on our main file servers by special arrangement (there is a modest cost)

For Windows-based research computers, we do not currently offer a network backup service. We recommend connecting such computers to our Windows Active Directory file server, where they will be backed up.

Laptop backup

The College runs a system called CrashPlan for backup of standalone computers.

computing/network/backups/home.txt · Last modified: 2017/02/24 14:01 by bren