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The UIT Backup service is used to create copies of the data stored on servers. Copies are stored on a central server located on campus, with a second set stored offsite.


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To use the backup service, your server must be connected to the campus network, have adequate disk space for software installation, and be running an operating system supported by the backup client software. You must also have a registered account (nodename) and password obtained from the backup service group in UIT.

At present we may limit or deny usage of any backup client that significantly degrades the performance or resources of the service.

The Backup program is a GUI that allows you to backup, restore or archive data manually. You may also view the current backup date for any drive and the backup and archive retention policies for their data. The scheduler and daemon are designed to work together to run an unattended backup.

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