Policies and Guidelines

Departmental IT Best Practices - Data Backup and Record Retention

Last Updated: April 15, 2011
Reviewed: January 8, 2010
Who does it apply to?
Departmental Management

Why is it important?
To prevent loss of critical data and to preserve records in accordance with state guidelines.

Practices

Backing up and Recovering Data

What is it?
Making copies of critical files and/or databases so that they may be recovered in the event of equipment failure or catastrophic occurrence.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE:
Copy critical files and/or databases.

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Managing Record Retention

What is it?
Preserving the university's state records.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE:
Implement a system to store, access, and destroy university records in accordance with state guidelines.

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