CCAR Backup Schedule
CCAR Support regularly backs up all home directories and select projects directories (see below).|
NOTE: Home and project directories are currently backed up, not archived!
Backup = temporary copy of data files, will be overwritten on next backup cycle
Archive = data is stored on tape and not copied over
Home directoriesHome directories are fully backed up to our storage RAID once a week. Every night a differential backup is run on all home directories that will backup only those files and folders that have been changed since the last full backup.
Should you erase a file, directory, or the entire home directory (it has happened!), we can restore those files from the previous nights backup. You must tell us ASAP if you erase a file by mistake so we can restore it. If you create and erase a file by mistake on the same day, there is no way to restore it.
Project directoriesIf you wish to have any data in your project drive backed up, you can follow these directions:
You are responsible for taking advantage of this script. We are not responsible for lost data if you decide not to audit your project to see what kinds of files you want backed up.
Select Windows and Apple computer backupsWe have the capability to backup select Windows and Apple computers to our storage drive. Once configured, these computers will be backed up fully once a week to the storage drive, and differential backups will run daily.
If you have a mac or a Windows machine that is not configured for backups, you need to get in touch with CCAR support if you want backups. Depending on the size of the backups required, we may require you to provide your own backup media (External disk drive).