Providing a first class, enterprise-level backup and archive service for Oxford University

A session at UCISA-IG Big data, big backup?

  • Malcolm Howe

Tuesday 11th June, 2013

2:45pm to 3:15pm (GMT)

Since 1995 Oxford has provided a site wide backup and archive service for staff, postgraduates, research groups, and enterprise systems. Based around IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) client server software and hosted on a fully virtualised infrastructure that spans two physical sites, the service has grown each year in line with general patterns of data creation and flow. The service now supports around 7,000 active accounts, manages around two billion files, two petabytes of primary data and ingests 90 terabytes of data per week. We will outline the significant challenges involved in providing a first-class, one size fits all service and, in the context of changing client demands and requirements, outline the possible strategic and tactical approaches to address these and other anticipated challenges over the next three years.

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Malcolm Howe

University of Oxford

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Time 2:45pm3:15pm GMT

Date Tue 11th June 2013

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