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Cloud Storage Backup


The Cloud Storage Backup service is a backup and recovery solution for Stanford faculty and staff to copy data from their servers or disk systems to the cloud.

This backup and recovery solution does not use tape technology, nor does it use the backup program or protocol typically used for tape backup. It copies all the data directly to the cloud. Cloud storage can be offered at a substantially lower cost than our TSM-based Backup and Recovery Service for Servers (BaRS).


  • Copies data from servers or disk system to the cloud.
  • Does not require any specific backup software installation.
  • Lower-cost option as compared to other solutions.

Get started

The Cloud Storage Backup service is available by subscription and is charged monthly to your department’s University IT billing statement. The cost is based on the amount of storage required to store the backups in the cloud. If you wish to subscribe to the Cloud Storage Backup service, please submit a Help request.

Once you have agreed on the setup with the Storage group, place an order via OrderIT for File Storage or Secure File Storage disk space, and to cancel any legacy BaRS services.

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Last modified May 3, 2019