Backup Policy

The Faculty’s data centre utilizes a sophisticated fully redundant VMWare based infrastructure. The Faculty also maintains a backup data centre in a different building from the main data centre. REDCap servers are backed up at intervals throughout the day and the backups are stored off-site in the backup data centre. In the unlikely event of a total failure of the main data centre, service will be restored using the backup data centre.

While backups allow the entire REDCap system to be restored from a known point in time, they do not allow for the restoration of individual projects. If required, authorized members of a study team can use existing REDCap features to create backups of study data and metadata. For example, prior to making significant changes to study design. These features include one or more of the following: