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Network Backup Service

Information Systems and Computing offers a Network Backup Service to faculty and staff that provides:

  • Scheduled daily backup of workstation files and directories
  • Offsite storage in compliance with computing standards
  • Restoration of files at your convenience

for the following operating systems:

  • Unix (AIX, HP-UX, Oracle Solaris, Linux x86_64, Linux on POWER, Linux on System Z, Ubuntu)
  • Mac OS
  • Windows

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Departmental Fees

There is a monthly charge for the network backup service for backup data stored by the backup service. The price is $.20 per GB per month.


Instructions

Legato Networker (NSR)

Legato Networker provides full monthly, weekly differential, and daily incremental backups. It uses disk-to-collocated tape storage for faster recovery. For information on using NSR from the command line, see Legato Networker (NSR) Command Line Documentation.

Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM)

Important: TSM is not yet supported on Windows 10. If you upgrade to Windows 10, TSM may stop working.

Tivoli Storage Manager provides progressive incremental backups. TSM backups include:

  • Initial full backup with daily incremental backups
  • 3 copies of each file
  • 30-day retention of inactive copies
  • Primary storage on large SATA drives
  • Disk-to-disk-to-tape system for quick recovery

More information on TSM:

Important: Anyone using network back up services should restore their backup/archive data periodically to verify its contents. The backup service administrators can only ensure the validity of the tapes, not the data.


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