How to recover deleted or old versions of files

Files on our servers are backed up daily at four hour intervals, with daily snapshots preserved for several months. The servers may be accessed following these instructions. Files may be recovered by accessing the backup folder on any of the servers.

If you want to access files as they were on Friday December 5, 2014, connect to the backup folder then drill down into friday, then dec-05-2014, then one of www, shared, skynet, or homes.

To get to your home folder, from homes, drill further into a sequence of three folders that depend on your username. To view these folders, enter your username

then, from homes, drill further into [enter username to view].

Please remember backed-up files are only as private as you've made the originals. For more information, e-mail cst.it@temple.edu.