wiki:faq/data-backup

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Does May First/People Link backup my data?

Yes - we do back up all data on all of servers.

We have a three-prong approach:

  • All servers have redundant disks. If one disk fails, the server continues un-interrupted.
  • We backup all servers nightly to an onsite backup server that keeps 5 days worth of data.
  • We also backup all servers nightly to an off site backup server that overwrite every night.

Having said that... we always encourage our members to do their own backups. That's for a few reasons:

  • Our backups are designed primarily for disaster recover (the entire machine goes down). We cannot provide file recovery for accidental deletions or other mistakes.
  • No backup is fool proof. It's always a good idea for tripe or quadruple redundancy.

Only system administrators can restore data from a backup.