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.
We provide four backup services depending on the nature of the systems to be backed up. They are as follows:
Systems connected to the infrastructure Storage Area Network or large file servers may be backed up to tape.
Research groups using the Edinburgh Compute and Data Facility may request backups using the research SAN backup service.
Small Unix workgroups servers (less than 300GB of data) may be backed up using this service.
This article was published on Nov 28, 2012