Backup Solution

What is UTBackup?

UTBackup is a computer backup service that uses a software client to store copies of selected files to an external storage device.  It copies selected folders and files every 10 minutes to UT Servers, encrypting in accordance to Category I data standards. A user may then restore files from the desktop software or web browser.

As of September 1st, 2013, all faculty members, as defined by official campus affiliation, will be provided with a subsidized quota of 100 gigabytes per device, per year of compressed, de-duplicated backup data (on the backup server).

After a faculty member has surpassed the 100 gigabytes of compressed storage, a charge of $0.35 per gigabyte of data per year will be assessed to either the department or individual faculty member.

This is not a file synchronization system (like Dropbox, UTBox), but a program to backup existing files. The purpose is to backup information that may be lost in the event of a disaster or accident (i.e. computer hard drive crash or damaged, recovering a file that you deleted.)

What are the System Requirements for UTBackup?

OS

Hardware

Software

Windows

1GHZ+ CPU 
1 GB+ memory 
50MB+ free drive space

Vista 
Windows 7, 8 
Server 2012/ 2008/ 2003

Mac

Intel CPU

OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
Java installed

Linux

1 GHZ+ CPU 
1 GB+ memory 
50MB+ free drive space

2.6.13+ kernel 
Oracle (Sun) Java version 1.6+ 
glibc 2.4+

Solaris 
OpenSolaris

1 GHZ+ Intel CPU 
1 GB+ memory 
50MB+ free drive space

OpenSolaris 
Solaris 10

 

Where can I download UTBackup?

UTBackup software is available to download at https://utbackup.utexas.edu/ with registration information provided through departmental Information Technology staff by sending an email to help@ece.utexas.edu

Installation, Configuration, and Restoring Files