Research Data Storage (R: drive) is backed up according to the following schedule:
- Once a month a full backup is taken and kept for a year. Full backups will pick up all files and filesystems at a “point in time” on a storage regardless of any other changes.
- A differential backup is taken once during the weekend, and it is kept for a month. Differential backups will pick up changes since the last full backup.
- All other days, incremental backups are taken every 4 hours and kept for 14 days. Incremental backups will only pick up files that have changed between two points in time.
For file restores beyond 14 days, please Submit a Request to OIT or call (617) 636-0331.
For more information on Tufts University backup policies, please see Data Backup & Restore Operational Practices.