For the daily backups, we do not have sufficient space/bandwidth to backup large files; note that most image data files, e.g. FITS files, will not fall within the size limits. The partial disk backups currently copy all files that are smaller than some size (I 200 kbytes), some files that fall in the range ( I < size < E 500 kbytes), and no files larger than E 500 kbytes). For the intermediate sizes between I and E, the files are backed up if they have any of the following extensions: .c, .h, .l, .y, .sh, .csh, .rc, .awk, .nawk, .sed, .pl, .cl, .pro, .m, .mgo, .sm, .plt, .f, .for, .F, .FOR, .html, .hdl, .tex, .txt, .man, .me, .ms, or .wp; any of these extensions that are compressed (.gz or .Z) will also be included.
The disk backups are made daily and are saved for 7 days. This provides the possibility of recovering files that you might have accidentally corrupted within the past 7 days. However, this does not provide long-term archival storage.
Backups can be found in appropriately named directories under /home/backup/base