Snapshots

For filesystems located on the CSL Filer, users can recover multiple versions of files - that have been deleted or corrupted - without lab staff help by using the snapshot facility.

 

For the home directories, go to the /home/homesnap partition and look up the date you are interested in reverting to:

 

❯ cd /home/homesnap

 

❯ ls -latr
auto-20200702.0901-1m  

auto-20200903.0900-6m  

auto-20220101.2000-7d

 auto-20220104.2100-7d  

auto-20220107.1700-7d

 

You can choose the directory you are interested in, and navigate to your home directory where you will find the files as they were on that date.

For project spaces use the /home/projectsnap partition. 

The number and frequency of snapshots in the home partitions and project partitions will not always be the same, and they can vary due to system constraints. 

If you have additional questions, please contact the the Lab Staff.