5.1.1.2 - The repository shall have adequate hardware and software support for backup functionality sufficient for preserving the repository content and tracking repository functions.

Introduction

The complete text of 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 the Library's Information Technology Services to provide secure backup of data, databases, applications, and administrative documents.

Responsibility

Digitial Preservation Policy Librarian

IT

Potential Risks

Scholars Portal does not have a live mirror site that can disseminate the repository's information in the event of data loss or corruption. For that reason, efforts to restore data from the tape backup may result in temporary service outages.

Monitoring Commitments

Future Plans

Scholars Portal and UTL's ITS department recognize that the implementation of live mirror site would provide an additional layer of security and ensure ongoing service in the event of a disaster.

Relevant Document

  1. Backup Plan