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Backup & Recovery

IT Services offer a reliable & secure managed backup service. It is available for servers you maintain (Backup-as-a-Service) or as part of services provided by IT Services (such as Shared Windows Filestore or hosted virtual machines).

To provide this service, we use CommVault 11 software and host dedicated servers & storage. The system currently holds over 9.9 billion protected objects, totalling 5.9PB. Commvault uses compression deduplication and encryption when handling your data.

Contact the ITS helpdesk to:

- Request a file restore from an ITS shared drive/ H Drive.

- Request advice about protecting your server.

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Commvault protects operating systems, databases, server applications and large file stores.

We protect virtual / physical servers and laptops.

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Backups run on an automated schedule.

Usually daily at 20:30

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Client-side compression & deduplication reduce backup time and data sent over the network.
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AES encryption protects backup data over the network and when stored.
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Synthetic fulls combine daily backups to create a new full.
We can daily protect filesystems in the tens of terabytes without experiencing excessive and prolonged production server load.
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Encrypted backup data is sent to a dedicated physically secure facility. Recovery data also copied to other secure facilities for redundancy.

Backup as a Service Requests: Server request form / Virtual host request form