Data Backup and Restoration
Questions and Answers
We schedule backups of our central servers (myrtle, raptor etc.) every night. However, on rare occasions things do go wrong, so sometimes a night is missed.
We do not backup any desktop machines, only the file-servers.
To ensure that your data is backed up please ensure that it is saved on to Computer Science managed filestore (see: Available filestore).
Saving data onto your local hard drive is at your own risk. We cannot restore data from a failed hard drive.
This happens to all of us at some point, so firstly don't panic.
- the path to where the data was stored, e.g.
- the name of the file(s) that you would like restored
- the date and time of the last known copy
Note: that backups happen overnight, so any copy restored from backup will be from the previous night of the last known copy, so you will lose any changes made since the last backup.