Data Backups

Overview

Faculty Success takes significant steps to ensure your campus’s Faculty Success data are safely stored. We make five backups of all client data each night. This is part of Faculty Success disaster recovery strategy, as outlined in more detail in Database Type, Servers and Security. However, many clients desire to maintain local backups of their data, which is encouraged. Local backups absolutely guarantee that you have a full copy of all your data as of a specific point in time that you control, ready for whatever purposes you may have. It also enables you to store your data in a data warehouse or use the data in other software applications, if you desire.

Details

Data backups are run every weekend, and the data can be accessed as-is until it is overwritten by the next week’s backup record.

Activate this Feature

  1. Submit a General work request
  2. We will provide you with the URL, username and password

Your data backup account will be created before the weekend, when the next backup job is run.

Why Use this Feature

Data Backups can be used for a number of purposes. Some common uses are:

  • Exporting Faculty Success to a data warehouse
  • Wanting to keep a copy of data on campus
  • Maintaining an archive of data as it changes over time
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