UD Central IT has provisioned CrashPlan, a commercial backup software, to back up faculty workstations and laptops. This is the preferred method for backing up your University-owned desktops and laptops in your office or lab.
The main research file server is «dilbert.eecis.udel.edu».
As of January, 2014, the following snapshot policy is in effect. All file systems on Dilbert have snapshots taken at 12PM, 6PM, and 11PM. The latter snapshots are named by the day of the week and kept for one week. Sundays at 1:30AM, snapshots named w1, w2, etc, are taken which are kept for five weeks. Finally, a snapshot is taken at 12:30AM on the first of each month which is kept indefinitely.
Regular snapshots are made of ZFS filesystems which are then replicated to a backup server on a daily basis.
Archives of all user data are made each summer. Unused files, namely files owned by users whose accounts have expired, may be removed at this time. These files will be available in the archives as physical space permits, but not less than one year, typically considerably longer.
As always, feel free to request assistance through the Help System for retrieving any files that were backed up via any of the ways listed on this page.