The centralized backup system is designed to provide consistent, reliable, backup for servers maintained by Information Systems. This policy governs the design and use of the backup facilities.
The backup system is housed in two locations (on and off campus). Southern’s network is connected to these two locations by fiber-optic Ethernet.
Each server has a customized backup schedule. Participating servers are grouped into two classes.
Users needing individual files restored may contact Information Systems during business hours. Requests must include the specific file name, location, and restore date. Files may be restored on a best-effort basis.
When the operating system and large portions of data are destroyed from a server or if the server is physically damaged, the following disaster-recovery procedures are activated to assure an orderly and timely recovery.
This policy will be reviewed annually to ensure that it is relevant, serves the needs and priorities of the institution, and is consistent with current trends in information technology. The following process will be followed: