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Backup & Recovery

IT Services offer a reliable & secure managed backup service. It is available for servers you maintain, or as an add-on to 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 & SAN storage. The system currently holds over 2.6 billion protected objects, total size is around 1.6PB.

Contact the ITS helpdesk to:

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

- Request advice about protecting your server.

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

We can protect both virtual and physical servers.

Backups run on an automated schedule.

Usually daily at 20:30

Client-side compression & deduplication reduce backup time and data sent over the network.

Optional encryption can protect backup data on the network and in storage

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.

Backups are stored on disk. The latest full is also written to tape.

Server request form / Virtual host request form