The Information Technology Services Backup and Recovery Service (BaRS) is a convenient, cost-effective way for Stanford faculty and staff to back up and recover crucial data on servers. The BaRS service utilizes TSM software (Tivoli Storage Manager®, a product from IBM) to back up data over SUNet to a centralized, secure storage facility.
Once installed and configured, TSM will automatically back up your system at a specified time each workday.
Yes. Exclude each from the other's backup.
Make sure to exclude your external Time Machine volume from Retrospect lest it continuously try to back up that data. Likewise, don't have your Retrospect backup archive going onto an attached volume that Time Machine sees and wants to back up.
If you did not back up your keys, or if there is a problem with your back up, your Data Recovery Agent (DRA) can still recover your files. Submit a HelpSU request for assistance. If you have permitted other users to share your encrypted files, those users can recover your data as well.
An unchanged file will be kept indefinitely, but file retention can be affected by how often a file is updated. Up to three iterations of a file will be retained by successive backups. If a file is updated again, the oldest version is discarded during the next scheduled backup. If you need to keep more than three versions of a file, be sure to give each version a unique name.
Backups are stored on tapes in a secure, climate-controlled data storage facility located on campus. Copies are also kept off site by a professional remote data storage service.
Each solution has advantages and disadvantages. The Backups for Departments & Workgroups page reviews your options and gives pricing information for third-party vendor services.
In most cases, backing up everything on your computer is not necessary. If all the system files and applications can be installed from their original CDs, and if time permits, then backing up only data is a great way to save in backup costs.
Due to resource constraints, we do not offer a CD/DVD backup service to our clients.
HIPAA contains standards and rules which govern the privacy of individually identifiable health information. This act includes the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which was finalized in December, 2000.
By default, files being backed up are compressed if they are compressible. Files such as MPEGs and JPEGs are not compressed during the backup process because they are already compressed in their native format.
For BaRS, The Full option backs up all data, application, and System folders. By choosing this option you are choosing a more comprehensive backup but with an increased cost.
When a scheduled backup starts but either terminates because of an error or fails to back up all the files that should have been backed up, it is marked as Failed. Failed backups on Windows clients are often caused by active applications with open files. If required, you can manually start a backup.
Once installed and configured, Tivoli Storage Manager® (TSM) will automatically back up your system at a specified time each workday. If you accidentally overwrite or delete a file, you can recover the file yourself using the TSM desktop software. File recovery is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A missed backup happens when a scheduled backup does not start, usually because your computer was not turned on or the TSM scheduler on your computer was not running.
If required, you can perform a manual backup.