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EZ-Backup is a fee-based, automated remote backup/archive/storage service available to Cornell faculty and staff that will automatically back up your computer or server files and allow you to restore them yourself.

EZ-Backup currently backs up approximately 400 computers and servers for departments across campus. The EZ-Backup storage platform uses IBM Storage Protect (formerly Spectrum Protect), which runs on Windows, Mac, UNIX, and other operating systems. Storage is handled by a hybrid cloud storage solution. Access to stored files is password-protected, using a Kerberos-like two-way authentication process.

You choose what time to back up, how often, which files to include and exclude, and how many versions of files to store. EZ-Backup also offers archiving. You can retrieve files any time, day or night.

Support Contact:

Cornell IT Service Desk

Normal Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm (Eastern Time)
Emergency Service Disruptions: After Hours Support


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