Snapshot is a file recovery program allowing you to recover files or folders that were deleted, corrupted, or altered on any of these network drives. Snapshots are taken at three intervals: hourly; nightly; and weekly.
Tufts network storage, or shares, are folders and directories on secure Tufts servers that are accessible from any computer logged into the university network. The three most common shares are the P: (personal share for individual data storage), Q: (shared departmental data storage), and R: (research data storage) drives. These drives are backed up on a regular basis.
- Hourly snapshots are taken at 8:00 am, 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm.
- Hourly snapshot folders are named hourly.0, hourly.1, hourly.2, hourly.3, hourly.4, hourly.5, hourly.6, and hourly.7.
- The higher the number, the older the snapshot (i.e. hourly.0 is the most recent and hourly.2 is an older snapshot)
- Two days worth of hourly snapshots are available at any given time.
- Nightly snapshots are taken at 12:00 am.
- Nightly snapshot folders are named nightly.0, nightly.1, nightly.2, nightly.3, nightly.4, and nightly.5.
- The higher the number, the older the snapshot (i.e. nightly.0 is the most recent and nightly.2 is an older snapshot)
- Six nights worth of nightly snapshots are available at any given time.
- Weekly snapshots are taken on Mondays at 12:00 am.
- Weekly snapshot folders are named weekly.0 and weekly.1.
- The higher the number, the older the snapshot (i.e. weekly.0 is the most recent and weekly.1 is an older snapshot)
- Two weeks worth of weekly snapshots are available at any given time.