Can UITS restore a file in RFS or SDA that I deleted accidentally?
Note: To keep pace with the growing needs of Indiana University researchers, Research File System (RFS) storage will be migrating in the near future from OpenAFS to a new technology from DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN), based on the General Parallel File System (GPFS). For more, see Information about upcoming changes to the Research File System at IU.
If you accidentally delete data in your Research File System (RFS) space, you can request a restore. To do so, contact your campus Support Center, or visit one of the UITS Support Center walk-in locations.
Additionally, the read-only
1day-backup directory in
your RFS space lets you restore files deleted accidentally since the
last system backup was performed (usually the previous night).
However, deleted files will not be retained when the folder is backed
up at the end of the twenty-four hour cycle. If you wish to restore
files, copy them from the
1day-backup folder before the
next system backup is performed.
Files you delete from your account on the Scholarly Data Archive (SDA) cannot be restored.
For more information about distributed storage services at Indiana University, visit the Pervasive Technology Institute's Research Storage page.
Last modified on November 09, 2012.