Information Technology Services

Drop Shadow

Tape Storage

USD securely stores 4 weeks of data (tape backups) on site and one year of retention stored off campus within Iron Mountain preservation facilities. Tape backups are limited to server data within USD data centers. University Tape retention policies are specified at the link:

Available to

Staff, Faculty Faculty, Staff


Tape backups are stored securely at locations on site and off site.


Service is provided for data that is contained on servers within the University of San Diego data center.

Data security restrictions

Tape storage is managed by NISS Systems Architects and Identity and Operations Supervisor. On-site storage is restricted to KIPJ P-17 data center; off-site storage is located at Iron Mountain, San Diego, CA.


Support for on-site tape storage and off-site storage is provided through NISS. They can be contacted through email:



Getting started

To submit a request for Faculty 20 GB network storage or Home Drive share, consult

Tape Storage Knowledge Base Articles