Wayne State University

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Backup Services


Backup Services allow Co-Location Server Hosting administrators to backup server data and operating systems to C&IT's centralized and secure backup environment.

In addition to onsite storage, the backup environment as a whole is duplicated off site to ensure the safety and continuity of your data. This service is available to all WSU units that run university-owned and managed servers that will be or are already currently hosted at the C&IT data center.

Available To

Faculty, Staff

Key Features

  • Installation of and setup assistance with NetBackup client utility.
  • Regular backup to the NetBackup environment.
  • Daily migration of NetBackup tapes to a third-party offsite storage facility (Iron Mountain).
  • Retrieval of requested backup tapes from onsite or offsite storage.


Annual Pricing of Backups for Customer-Owned Hosted Storage:

First 100GB $300.00
Additional 100GB (45 day retention - on-site) $125.00
Off-site vault (weekly snapshots for 45 day retention) per 100GB $35.00

Software Licenses (Backup Client w/ C&IT Assistance Setup):

NetBackup Database/Application Client Maintenance - Tier 2 $325.00

Getting Started

To discuss how your department might take advantage of this service, please contact Patrick Thompson.

Getting Help