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Disk-Based Replication

The Disk-Based Replication service is a data protection solution for Stanford faculty and staff to backup data housed in the File Shares and NAS mounts provisioned as part of our File Storage or Server Disk Storage offerings.  This solution does not use traditional agent-based backup or protocol. Disk-based replication can be offered at a substantially lower cost than our Backup and Recovery Service for Servers (BaRS).


  • Stores backup copies in Administrative Systems’ central and secure Data Center facilities.
  • Enables quick recovery from hardware failures with backups that are kept online.
  • Does not require any specific backup software installation.

Designed for

Current faculty and staff; departments and workgroups.


Faculty and staff must be using File StorageSecure File Storage or Server Disk Storage to store their files.

Data security


Disk-based Replication

Get started

The Disk-Based Replication 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 File Storage required to store the backups. If you wish to subscribe to the Disk-Based Replication service, please submit a Help ticket.

Get help

For assistance, please submit a Help ticket.

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Last modified February 28, 2024