For clients who request this service, computer data on servers are backed up (copied) to disk and tape on a regular schedule. Tapes are stored securely on-site and off-site.
Features and Benefits:-
The standard plan for server backups is to take full backups every week, and incremental backups, (which contain only the data changed since the previous incremental or full backup) every night. In general, the full backups are put on tapes that are shipped to an off campus vendor for secure storage. The incremental backups are kept on-site, either on disk or tapes held in a secure locked area, for one month. Other backup plans can be arranged.
Full backups are retained as follows: weekly full backups are kept for one year, monthly full backups are kept are kept for one quarter, and yearly full backups are kept for three years. File Recovery is included as part of the backup service.
The Data Center Backup Service is appropriate for most types of data, including restricted and confidential data. Off-site backups are managed by IronMountain; UCSC has a BAA with Iron Mountain to assure protections for personal health information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.