Research Computing operates Petabyte scale storage systems which are too lage for traditional backup. See the Files and Storage section of this site for details of the various storage platforms and their service levels.

Production storage systems are extremely resilient to data loss while under vendor maintenance due to very high levels of redundancy. The likelihood of data loss on a production storage system is essentially relegated to a catastrophic physical event in the ITS Manning data center or to the building itself. As a result, we think in terms of Disaster Recovery (DR) as opposed to Backup.

General ITS guidance can be found here.

More content on this topic from RC forthcoming.


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