Back up Information

Personal backup Instructions



Backup policies

  • Vostok mirrors all of its information to an identical set of internal disks. The home directories are mirrored every night, while the personal devices are mirrored once a week. Remember that if you erase a file that you need, it will be removed from the mirror overnight while the script runs.



Frequently Asked Questions

What do we backup and how often?

  • Home directories are backed up daily on Vostok.
  • Home directories also need to be backed up daily by yourself.
  • Everything on Vostok including your personal devices is backed up semi-annually.



Where are the backup disks?

  • Nightly backups are stored in /backup on Vostok.
  • Check the “Backup schedule” section for location of specific backup disks. By default, they are sent to a location outside the Mitchell building.



How do I set up my own backup system?

  • See personal backup instruction above

Backup schedule

DATA LIBRARY

Schedule Drive location Notes
December 2008 Data Cabinet (Rm 452) Six 1-TB disks
December 2009 -
December 2010 -
December 2011 -
December 2012 -


KOKO + HOME DIRECTORIES

Schedule Drive location Notes
October 2008 Biondo's
May 2009 Data Cabinet (Rm 452) Seagate 1.5TB disk
DEC 2009 Data Cabinet (Rm 452)
Jun 2010 Data Cabinet (Rm 452) Hitachi 1TB disk
Dec 2010 Data Cabinet (Rm 452) Iomega 1TB disk


VOSTOK: personal device+home directory (Done by Yi)

Schedule Drive location Notes
Jul 2011 Biondo's and Bob's Internal hard drives
Dec 2011 Rm 417B Home directory only
Jan 2012 Rm 417B and Bob's home Iomega 2TB disk
Jun 2012 Biondo's and Bob's HITACHI TOURO 2TB disk
Dec 2012 Biondo's and Bob's WD Elements 2TB disk
Dec 2013 Biondo's and Bob's WD My Book Studio 2TB disk
Jun 2014 Biondo's and Bob's WD My Passport Ultra 2TB disk
Jan 2015 Biondo's and Bob's Seagate Backup Plus 2TB disk
Jun 2015 Biondo's and Bob's Seagate Backup Plus 2TB disk (no /yinbin)
Oct 2015 Biondo's and Bob's Seagate Backup Plus 2TB disk (no /yinbin)


VOSTOK: Website (/net) (Done by Yi)

Schedule Drive location Notes
Jun 2014 Biondo's and Bob's WD My Passport Ultra 2TB disk
Jun 2015 Biondo's and Bob's WD My book 3TB disk (include /yinbin)


Contacts

Backup Admin I : Yi Shen
Backup Admin II : Mandy Wong

''

sep/internal/backup.txt · Last modified: 2015/10/14 22:36 by yishen
CC Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International
Driven by DokuWiki Recent changes RSS feed Valid CSS Valid XHTML 1.0