operates a large tape backup system using IBM Spectrum Protect
). The tape robot is located in Hönggerberg
Use for Research Groups
The service is available to research groups for small servers with a reasonable amount of storage. For virtual servers
hosted by ITS
the right for a backup is always included.
Please contact our service desk
if you need backup on one of your servers.
Tape backup is not intended for desktop computers or laptops.
Servers Managed by isginf
Servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux
managed by isginf
have the relevant directories
automatically backed up.
Backup is done once per day. The exact time of the backup is controlled by ITS
. The preferred backup time for our systems is
in the morning.
The default policy is to keep up to 90 copies of a file for a maximum time of 90 days. This equals one copy per day for a file that changes every day.