Backup service overview

Information Services provides file backup services to ensure security of the data on our systems.

Files are normally backed up nightly to secure tape or disk storage. All IS provided services use these backup services and backups can also be provided for school's servers. If you would like a quote for backing up your service please follow the links below to the most appropriate service.

The backup service choice

We provide three backup services depending on the nature of the systems to be backed up. They are as follows:

SAN backup for non-research data not on the virtual hosting platform

Systems connected to the infrastructure Storage Area Network or large file servers may be backed up using IBM Tivoli Storage Manager.

SAN backup for non-research data

SAN backup for research data

Research groups using the Edinburgh Compute and Data Facility may request backups using the research SAN backup service.

SAN backup for research data

Virtual servers on the Virtual Hosting platform

Virtual machines running on the virtual hosting platform may be backed up using a product called Veeam.

Virtual hosting service


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