Pricing - OIT Backups

Costs and terms of OIT backup services

OIT charges departmental users a fee that covers their share for use of the central backup resource (e.g., server infrastructure, software licenses, tape and disk resources, etc.) OIT staff will be happy to discuss cost and service levels; submit a request for new backup services to begin, or contact the OIT Backup Administrators team at tsm-admins@duke.edu.

Backup Charges for non-OIT departments: 

  • Annual cost per GB of on-site backup: $.08/GB
  • Additional annual cost per GB for off-site backup: $.04/GB

* Pricing Updated August 1, 2021

This pricing is calculated based on the amount of GB required to backup the primary storage.  The amount can be more than the primary storage as it includes cost of each incremental GB of data backup.  The amount of GB required for backups is affected by the change rate of the data and frequency & retention of backups.

Article Number: KB0032611