Recommended IT Practices
Data Backup and Recovery
Backups of all College and Division-critical data should be made at least once per working day.
The backup regime should meet the following criteria:
- Enable recovery to at least the start of business on any weekday of a failure.
- Provide at least one more level of backup to a previous time, to cover the case of the failure of the primary backup media.
- There should be offsite storage of backup media to enable a full data recovery of at least one work week.
- There should be an audit of backup media at least once every six months.
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