What is IU's Data Protection Service (DPS)?

Indiana University's Data Protection Service (DPS) uses Commvault's Simpana Backup and Recovery Suite to provide a fast, reliable, and efficient data management solution for IU's Intelligent Infrastructure (II) environment.

Commvault integrates with IU's enterprise level virtualization and SAN Infrastructures to create crash consistent snapshots of the virtual VMs. These snapshots are secured by on-site and off-site copies, allowing full data redundancy.

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Levels of protection

DPS provides two levels of protection to choose from: All Disk backups and OS Disk backups. You can opt out of any level of protection.

All Disk backups

  • Provides full VM protection
  • Processes one full and six incremental backups each week
  • Lets clients self-service file level recoveries from any of the 14 days of available backups
  • Provides a full VM disaster recovery process that can be performed on either the entire VM, the OS disk volume (scsi:0:0), or any of the attached disks; this type of recovery is not available for self-service and requires assistance from the Storage and Virtualization team

OS Disk backups

  • Provides disaster recovery protection for your OS disk volume (scsi:0:0)
  • All other attached disks will be skipped and unavailable for recovery
  • Full backups of the OS Disk run once weekly per Data Center, on Mondays in Bloomington and on Tuesdays in Indianapolis, both at 6pm
  • Backups are kept for two weeks
  • OS Disk recovery is not available for self-service and requires assistance from the Storage and Virtualization team

Documentation

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