Backups (Server) with UBI

Overview: 

A remote file backup service, University Backup for Infrastructure (UBI) stores data on Penn State servers for Penn State faculty and staff. Several versions of files can be backed-up and restored in the event of component failure, accidental deletion, file corruption, or another type of damage sustained to the original file. To ensure full data restoration, both a primary copy of backed-up data and a secondary, off-site copy are maintained.

Getting Started: 

You can obtain access to the UBI service by completing the EIT Remote File Backup UBI Request Form.

Summary

Availability: 

  • This is an active service

Eligibility: 

  • Penn State faculty and staff

Information Security: 

  • It is important to note that the user is responsible for the proper classification and handling of sensitive data; UBI is recommended for Level 1 and Level 2 data only, as defined by Policy AD95
  • To ensure backup integrity, it is recommended that users periodically test the restoration of files

Costs: 

  • Penn State will temporarily be offering UBI services at no charge until the University has the capability to bill for the service

Support: