CIS network backup service
"Backup your data"! How many times have you heard that?
This recommended practice has been complicated by the increasing
capacity of disk drives in today's systems. Generally, the capacity
of the attached removable storage devices is not sufficient to
make local backups convenient on a regular basis. Now you can
heed the advice of the experts - CIS is offering a backup service
that copies your data over the network onto a tape system.
WHOI has purchased a high capacity StorEDGE L700e tape library
accompanied by a server running LEGATO NetWorker software. Most
computers attached to WHOInet are eligible to be backed up
daily. There are some exceptions to eligible computers,
notably Novell servers and Macintosh systems running OS versions
pre-dating OS X. A registration is required,
as is a client installation on your system.
Areas of responsibility
- Randy Manchester of CIS developed the service and is the system administrator
for the backup server. He makes sure that the underlying hardware and system software are configured properly.
- and YOU are in charge of monitoring the daily
messages from the backup service regarding the status of reaching
your computer to backup its files. Please don't ignore
'Backup Failed' messages! Contact the CIS helpdesk immediately.
Essential information - short-term recovery
11/26/2012: There is a 5TB limit per backup host. If your total disk space to backup adds up to more than 5TB
of data please contact CIS to discuss backup options.
The one-time cost for registering your computer to be
backed up by CIS is $199.00*.
If you have questions, please contact the CIS
Helpdesk at x2439.
* as of 1 January 2013, based
on cost of client license @ $122. and technical assistance rate
@ $77. per hour. Note: In the case of a transfer of a license
to a different computer - removal from the original and installation
on new computer - we will only charge $38.50, representing our half-hour