220.127.116.11 - The repository shall have adequate hardware and software support for backup functionality sufficient for preserving the repository content and tracking repository functions.
Scholars Portal SP is committed to using current, reliable, and adequate hardware and software to backup its data, databases, applications, logs, and administrative documents. In the event of a disaster that results in data corruption or loss or corruption, Scholars Portal SP can restore information from one of two TSM backup copies, one of which is stored at an off-site facility. Beyond the repository's own copies, it may be possible to re-ingest content copies held by the providerscontent Providers. The repository uses industry-standard practices for backup management and media refreshment in order to ensure the long-term integrity and quality of information. The complete text of Since the repository's Backup Plan is available through the link below. The document satisfies this criteria by describing policies and practices employed by Scholars Portal and information resides on a storage platform managed by the University of Toronto Libraries' Information Technology Services to provide reliable backup of the repository's content(ITS) department, SP staff are not directly involved in the day-to-day management of the backup system.
Please see the Backup Plan for complete information.
SP is developing a Disaster Recovery Plan that describes emergency contacts, staff roles and responsibilities, communication policies, and data recovery procedures.
Digitial Digital Preservation Policy Librarian
Scholars Portal SP does not have a an online mirror site that can disseminate the repository's information in the event of data corruption or loss or corruption. For that reason, efforts to restore data from the a tape backup may result in temporary service outages.
SP has polices and procedures for regular assessment and refreshment of backup media. Please see the Backup Plan for more information. Both the Backup Plan and the Disaster Recovery Plan are subject to regular review based on the Review Cycle for Documentation Policy.
Scholars Portal SP and UTL's ITS department recognize that the implementation of an online mirror site would provide an additional layer of security and ensure ongoing continuous service in the event of a disaster. In the long run, the repository would like to establish a mirror site to provide online redundancy of archival storage, data management, and dissemination systems.