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Backup & Recovery of Data

See the Backup and Recovery of Data Standard in the University's Information Security policy for specific requirements that you must follow.

Standard and Process

Data (including databases) must be recoverable based on business need. If the data is available from an original source (which is backed up) and can be replicated from that source, data backups may not be needed. Physical security of backups must be maintained and periodically reviewed to meet compliance or regulatory requirements.

IT staff are responsible for working with users and data owners to develop data backup and recovery plans for University data and to designate facilities or locations for storing backups.

Users and data owners are responsible for working with IT staff to understand and follow the data backup plan, secure storage practices and recovery options for the data they store.

More Information

Document Owner: University Information Security

Document Approvers: Brian Dahlin, Chief Information Security Officer; Patton Fast, University Enterprise Architect

Effective Date: August 2010

Last Reviewed Date: November 2014