Recovering Data

The filestore service uses snapshots to create read-only copies of data.

This can be used by students and staff for Self-Service data recovery.

  • User accessible snapshots are held for 28 days
  • Snapshots can be accessed by users from both Windows and Unix computers.
  • The snapshots are only available for University hosted storage such as - Home Folders, Shared & Research filestore. Local storage on computers and removable drives are not covered. 
  • We recommend you seek help the first time you attempt to recover data from a snapshot as an error will overwrite newer files with older versions. Ask for advice from:

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