The purpose of this policy is to define the periodic system backups, which ensure that users’ data are adequately preserved and protected against data loss and destruction.
The backup policy is defined to protect against the following situations:
- destruction of a single server / data media by force majeure, e.g. fire or water
- deliberate and/or accidental deletion of files with computer-viruses etc.
- inadvertent deletion or overwriting files by system
- technical failure of storage
- faulty data media
- uncontrolled changed in stored data (loss of integrity)
SixEye has a 7-day rolling back up in place, using Amazon Web Services (AWS) Relational Database Service (RDS).
A daily a snapshot of the database is made and transaction logs are backed up in real time. Rolling back to a previous version will not be executed at will, therefore protection against inadvertent deletion or overwriting files by a user is not covered in the backup policy.
Backup versus archive
Backups are created to avoid data loss. A backup is designed as a short-term insurance to facilitate disaster recovery, whilst an archive is designed to provide ongoing access to historical information.
SixEye does currently not provide archiving of its data.