Backups

Warning

Backups are not currently enabled on the system.

In addition to the 1.5 PB of primary storage, the cluster has an additional 1.0 PB of capacity dedicated to storing backups.

Important

Storage is expensive, and syncing backups is time consuming, so please read the Data Storage & Management Policy and ensure your data is kept in the appropriate locations.

Retention policies

New or changed data is synced nightly to our backup server - delorean - and then snapshots are taken and kept for as long as the policy for that data dictates.

Location

Policy

/mnt/shared/projects

30 daily snapshots and 12 monthly snapshots

$HOME

30 daily snapshots

Restoring backups

Important

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, the backup system described above is not fully up and running. Please Contact Us with all queries regarding restoring data from backup.