14. HFS Backup and Archive Services
OUCS provides a University-wide backup and long-term file storage service for staff and postgraduate students. The Hierarchical File Server (HFS) provides an automated backup service for personal computers and servers alike. Should a file be deleted from your computer, the last backed-up version is retained on the HFS for 90 days. If you are working away from Oxford, for example at home or on a field trip, it is still possible to backup and restore essential data so long as you have a reasonable Internet connection, a remote access account and a working VPN client. Data can be restored to a different computer (so long as the file system is the same) and access to data remains private to the owner.