Backups & Restores

Filesystem Snapshots

Your home directory is backed up each day using a ZFS snapshot. Projects disks that are hosted on the main BSOE file server are also backed up using snapshots in the same way. We currently keep 7 daily snapshots, 4 weekly snapshots, 12 monthly snapshots and 7 yearly snapshots. Please contact Baskin Engineering IT staff by e-mailing to request data retrieval from a snapshot.

Data Storage

This data is provided through secure networks to servers Baskin Engineering. The data is backed up in 3 levels:

  1. First it is on RAID-Z2 ZFS arrays, and can lose two disks without data loss
  2. Snapshots of the data are created daily, and available to the users to restore any files that are lost

User accounts are provisioned with quota's based on account type and outlined on the quota page. Research data is provided on a recharge basis, and is available in the GB to TB range (current rates are availble here). The servers are subject to all policies outlined in the UCOP IS-3 document.