Backup at PIK

Backup to tape is the last line of defense in case of partial or total loss of data. Data stored on servers of the institute, for example in home filesystems, project filesystem and filesystems on virtual project servers are being backed-up every night on a tape library automatically. Data stored on personal computers or laptops can be backed-up automatically as well if the respective owners have taken into account the guidelines for personal backup.

Backup of personal laptops

IT-Services provides tools and methods to enable data owners to back-up their data from personal computer or laptop to tape on a regular basis. Employees are encouraged to check with storage-support if their personal computer or laptop has been registered for backup and remain responsible to regularly check if backups have been completed successfully. This folder contains all resources required to setup and manage personal computer backups.
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