Rutgers EI

Enterprise Infrastructure

Integrating Systems

RAD – Storage as a Service

Home drives:
Data and snapshots are replicated to a twin storage array in a different datacenter.

Snapshot schedule is below:

Snapshot-Type Retention-Period Snapshot-Time
Daily Snapshot 31 Days 12 AM Everyday
Weekly Snapshot 6 Weeks (43 Days) 1 AM Every Sunday

Restore Procedure: User can restore file/folder from Windows side by right click on share then “Restore Previous Versions”.

At this time home drives are not protected using Netbackup.

Students – no home drives planned at this time.

Department Shares – Adminsitrative
Department shares for departmental administration for are provided at no cost, storage for research is handled separately. Initial storage amounts for the department are provisioned on a case by case basis and based on the number of the department staff and faculty. Department shares are protected using built in Snapshot policies. Data and snapshots are replicated to a twin storage array in a different datacenter.

Snapshot schedule is below:

Snapshot-Type Retention-Period Snapshot-Time
Daily Snapshot 31 Days 12 AM Everyday
Weekly Snapshot 6 Weeks (43 Days) 1 AM Every Sunday

Restore Procedure: User can restore file/folder from Windows side by right click on share then “Restore Previous Versions”.

Backups of the department storage using Netbackup are not provided by default. Departments can contact rad-support@oit.rutgers.edu for inquiries and pricing on backups of their data.

Department Shares – Research
Department Shares for Research are handled on a case by case basis. Please contact rad-support@oit.rutgers.edu for more information.