The UIT Backup service consists of two software programs, TSM (Tivoli Storage Manager) and ADSM (Adstar Storage Manager). These programs are used to create copies of the data stored on desktop computers, workstations, and servers. Copies are stored on a central server located on campus, with a second set stored offsite.
Backup is for use by faculty and staff, and is not a resource for the student community.
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To use Backup, your computer must be connected to the campus network, have adequate disk space for software installation, and be running an operating system supported by the TSM software. You must also have a registered account (nodename) and password obtained from the Backup service group in UIT.
At present there is no quota system for data storage; however, we may limit or deny usage of any Backup client that significantly degrades the performance or resources of the service.
The software package consists of the Backup program, scheduler, daemon, two preferences files and the help library. Some versions also include a command line interface (an option for Windows and UNIX clients only).
The Backup program is a GUI that allows you to backup, restore or archive data manually. You may also view the current backup date for any drive and the backup and archive retention policies for their data. The scheduler and daemon are designed to work together to run an unattended backup.