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Wilfrid Laurier University Information and Communication Technologies
October 22, 2014
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File Backup and Restore Procedures

Files are backed up by ITS Operations for the unix servers and the Novell servers. Files on microcomputers and workstations are not backed up by ITS; backups are the responsibility of the user. ITS Operations will do special backups from the unix servers or the Novell servers for faculty and staff (e.g. backup research data at the end of a project).

To have files restored for the unix servers or the Novell servers, either

   1. send an Email to or
   2. phone Operations at ext. 3360.

The operator will need to know the system, the account, the filename (including the path if possible), and the last date the file was known to have existed on the system.