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

Restoring Previous Versions of Files and Folders in Shares:

  1. On your Windows PC, go to File Explorer
  2. From File Explorer, select This PC
  3. Find the requested share or any folder within, right click, and select Restore Previous Versions.

  4. On the Previous Versions menu you can see which version of the backup you would like to restore by selecting the backup and selecting open to review.

  5. If it happens to be the version you are trying to restore, select Restore.
  6. Additionally, you can select Open to see the individual folders or files that are contained in previous versions through the File Explorer.

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.