Your data is backed up on a regular schedule:
NB: The following refers to the backups of the home directories on managed workstations. The backups of non-managed computers can be restored from the backuppc web interface.
Most of these backups can be restored by yourself. You just need to map a network drive or access an NFS mounted directory. It is very similar to How to Use The Fileservers:
Your personal directory contains 3 subdirectories:
$USER/ | |--home/ | | | |--2004.04.01/ Homedirectory of April, 1st | |--2004.04.02/ " of April, 2nd | |... | |--imap/ | | | |--2004.04.01/ IMAP-Mailfolders of April, 1st | |--2004.04.02/ " " of April, 2nd | |... | |--profiles/ | | | |--2004.04.01/ Windows Profile of April, 1st | |--2004.04.02/ " " of April, 2nd | |...
Backups are done in the early morning - so the folder named 2004.04.01 contains data of the morning of the April 1st 2004 before you begun your work.
To restore a file or directory, simply drag & drop or copy it to your homedirectory.
See our general backup page for more information how to get lost files. We may have some additional ways to restore files which are not publicly available.