Research Data Backup
to your fileshare
Installing the RDB Client
to a users home directory is
provided by the RDB Client, a VB script utility that can be downloaded from the RDB
home page (http://www.mun.ca/cc/researchbackups/).
asks the user for a user name and password and then mounts the
home directory as a share on the local computer.
can then begin copying their data to the fileshare.
offers users the opportunity
to recover files from our on-line backups using an easy to use web
The users first log into the web tool using their user name and
password. Login to the RDB\Labnet Webtools (http://webtools.cs.mun.ca).
Click the Retrieve Backup files
link from the User Menu
then presented with the following page that contains a list of backup
dates that represent the backup dates for their home directory.
Click the backup date you want to retrieve files from.
clicking on the desired date (usually the
most recent) the web tool presents the user with a graphical view of
directory. The files are displayed.
user can descend through the
directory hierarchy until the desired file is reached and then, by
the file, a dialog box is displayed that will allow the user to save
to a desired location or input it directly into an application.
Click the file you wish to retrieve. Select Save
the window to save the file to your local disk.
There is no easy way to restore a large number
of files using this web tool. To
restore a directory tree for a user it is necessary to contact the
helpdesk and request this service.