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The CS department stores home directories and project directories on ZFS, a filesystem that includes native support for backup snapshots. We take snapshots every 24 hours at staggered intervals after 8pm, and store them for one month.

If you need a file restored from a backup snapshot, please send a helpdesk ticket to and include the full path name of the file (for example “/u/abc1de/public_html/myexcellentresearch”), and the date of the backup needed (ex. “from two days ago”).

storage_backups.txt · Last modified: 2023/08/29 19:56 by