Data backup & file management

Data backup procedures, ensuring that both data and software are regularly and securely backed up, are essential to protect against the loss of that data and software. To facilitate a rapid recovery from an emergency, copies of any backups and any relevant documentation including software licences must be stored remotely.

Staff and students should note that only critical Trinity systems are routinely backed up by IT Services. The responsibility for backing up data held on individual computers, regardless of whether they are owned privately or by the University, falls entirely to the primary user of that computer. For full details see the information on data back up and disaster recovery in the IT Security supporting policies.

For guidelines on practical ways to backup your data see the Trinity data backup guidelines users should also make themselves familiar with our file management guidelines.

Users of computers in IT Services computer rooms should be familiar with backing up their personal data.