Overview

Information Services provides a number of file and disk storage services. These include file servers, file backup, long-term archive and ftp services. Some of these services are provided by Storage Area Networks (SANs).

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Storage Area Networks

A Storage Area Network (SAN) is like a data network except that it connects storage arrays of disks and tape devices together rather than computers.

Storage Area Networks

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Backup

The Information Services file backup facilities ensure that data can be recovered in case of data loss either through accidental deletion or a disaster.

Backup

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Archive

The Archive Service is for long-term storage of data.

Archive

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FTP Service

We provide an anonymous FTP service to allow people to exchange files with others both inside and outside the University.

FTP


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