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Hilltop Closed
Jul. 29, All day
Fall New Student Orientation & Enrollment
Jul. 29, 06:00 pm
Hilltop Closed
Jul. 30, All day
Hilltop Closed
Jul. 31, All day
Hilltop Closed
Aug. 01, All day

Central File Storage

The University of Kansas Central File Storage Service for Users provides high-performance, easily accessible file sharing services for KU individual faculty and staff members and groups

Benefits of the KU Central File Storage Service

  • Ability to scale to meet large storage needs
  • Nightly data backups with off-site storage
  • Daily snapshots with self-service file recovery
  • High availability through use of redundant hardware
  • Integrated Anti-Virus Scanning
  • 24/7 monitoring and support by experienced KU IT staff

Data Backup and Restoration

File systems are automatically backed up on a daily basis through snapshotting and traditional back up to tape.

Self-Service File Recovery (snapshots)

A snapshot is a locally retained point-in-time image of data. A snapshot is a "frozen," read-only view of a volume that provides easy access to previous versions of files and directories. Users can directly access snapshot copies to recover accidental deletions, corruptions, or modifications of their data. The procedure for self-service file recovery can be found here for Microsoft or here for non-Microsoft operating systems.

Since the security of the file is retained in the snapshot copy, the restoration is both secure and simple and eliminates the need to involve KU IT in the restoration process. 

The space required to keep snapshots does not count toward share quotas and is considered a benefit of the storage service.  Snapshots are taken once a day and retained for 10 days.

Off-Site Backups

All files are backed up to tape daily, and after one week, the data is stored off-site for 90 days. 


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