The central backup service backs up local hard disks of servers and computers at the university’s institutions. This way, we prevent data losses which may occur if hard disks are defect or you accidentally delete files from your computer. The University of Mannheim operates this service in cooperation with the computing center at Heidelberg University and the IBM Spectrum Protect solution.
The transfer and storage of data in Heidelberg is encrypted. The encrypted data is secured with a self-assigned password.
Please note: The encryption password is essential for restoring the backup! Therefore, please keep the password in a safe place.
Before you can use the backup service, you need to submit a request for each computer you want to backup.
Note: For employees in the administration it is not necessary to apply for the backup service.
If none of this is the case, please submit the request yourself. Please proceed as follows:
1. Send an e-mail to backup and include the following information: uni-mannheim.de
2. You will receive an e-mail from us after a few days with further details.