Windows Filesystem Backup/Restore at SLAC
This schedule applies to the SCCS centrally maintained Windows file servers (e.g., all data presented via DFS which includes the Z drive user home directories, the V drive groups directories).
Each Monthly Full Backup is retained for one year. The Daily Differential and Mid-Month Incremental backups are retained for one month.
Backups are performed on a daily basis and should be viewed primarily as a disaster recovery mechanism, not as an archival system. This means that the backups are not retained forever. See below for the backup retention times.
How long does a file have to exist before it is sure to be on a
How long after a file has been backed up do I have to request it be
Please read the instructions for deleted accounts.
If the above instructions do not contain the needed file, users may request restore of their files or directories through the Windows Files Restore Request. The SCCS system administrator has to carry out the restore for you (since higher privilege accounts are needed for this operation), there is no user-initiated restore available.
We will try to restore your files within a day, depending on other backup/restore jobs that we are running. Sometime due to incomplete information, we may need to ask more questions in order to restore the correct version of the file.