+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22
School ICT Policies Thread, Data retention in School Administration; Several years ago, when I was in the trences I was informed by the head that due to people trying ...
  1. #1

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    10,486
    Thank Post
    613
    Thanked 2,194 Times in 1,006 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    634

    Data retention

    Several years ago, when I was in the trences I was informed by the head that due to people trying to sue the Lancs Education Authority for supposedly neglecting their education (up to 15 years previously) we had to preserve all course work on our network for 15 years in a format which could be accessed easily. This was about a year before DVD RW was availble in the mainstream!
    What is your data and coursework retention policy, and does anyone know the official line on this if there is one.

    P.S. Ain't it satisfying freeing up all that server space during the summer holidays after you've archived the data?

  2. #2
    ChrisH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Lancs
    Posts
    5,013
    Thank Post
    120
    Thanked 283 Times in 261 Posts
    Rep Power
    108

    Re: Data retention

    For the last 2 years I have been done a good thorough clean of the ex year 11 areas and stuck them onto DVD and into the school safe and forgotten about them. There wasnt any method inplace before I got here.

  3. #3
    tarquel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Powys, Mid-Wales, UK
    Posts
    1,740
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 45 Times in 35 Posts
    Rep Power
    29

    Re: Data retention

    We've always removed leaver years after so long - due to not having the space [again, before the old DVD-R's were about].

    This year I intend to do just that and archive all the leaver years on to a DVD and stick it in the safe - if there is room lol

    Again, not my decision regarding the deletion of data. I was never told about the keeping of it and when I said I'm running out of room, the answer was "remove the old pupils home folders".

    hmmmm... :S

    Cheers
    Nath

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Corby
    Posts
    1,056
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts
    Rep Power
    24

    Re: Data retention

    I didn't know this either. Now it's got me buzzing....blah. Monday again.

    Paul

  5. #5
    eejit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    606
    Thank Post
    52
    Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
    Rep Power
    22

    Re: Data retention

    For us, as soon as they're out the door it's a case of "rd pupils98 /s /q"

  6. #6

    russdev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    6,930
    Thank Post
    709
    Thanked 552 Times in 367 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    204

    Re: Data retention

    backing up to dvd this half term and then in school safe.

    Russ

  7. #7

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    10,486
    Thank Post
    613
    Thanked 2,194 Times in 1,006 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    634

    Re: Data retention

    The question I need answering is though 'How long do we keep this information for?'

  8. #8

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,600
    Thank Post
    109
    Thanked 769 Times in 598 Posts
    Rep Power
    181

    Re: Data retention

    @Dos_Box: If it's in that safe of yours, it should be fine to keep it forever (since you can't remember the combination )

  9. #9

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    10,486
    Thank Post
    613
    Thanked 2,194 Times in 1,006 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    634

    Re: Data retention

    Shhhhhh!!!!

  10. #10

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,600
    Thank Post
    109
    Thanked 769 Times in 598 Posts
    Rep Power
    181

    Re: Data retention

    @Dos_Box: Not like anyone's goin' to nick it!

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Elgin, Scotland
    Posts
    387
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    23

    Re: Data retention

    Ok, taking it down a slightly different tack (and risking looking like an idiot for asking), when you remove a user from AD Users & Computers (and once the tombstone period expires...) does that automagically remove the user's profile & homeshare folders, or are they just left there accumulating on the server?

  12. #12

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,804
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224

    Re: Data retention

    Left.

  13. #13
    tarquel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Powys, Mid-Wales, UK
    Posts
    1,740
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 45 Times in 35 Posts
    Rep Power
    29

    Re: Data retention

    Yep - I am working on script to remove it all in one happy swoop

    If i narrow it down to a single field that you can script ie.

    Code:
    @ECHO OFF
    removeusr 98tsam
    removeusr 98tjohn
    removeusr 98tstinky
    ...
    I'll happily post it for u all

    [and yes, im sure these things exist already - but i DO so enjoy reinventing the wheel lmao]

    Cheers
    N.

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Elgin, Scotland
    Posts
    387
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    23

    Re: Data retention

    Bollocks! That means I've got seven years worth of redundant staff and pupil shares clogging up my bloody servers!

  15. #15

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,600
    Thank Post
    109
    Thanked 769 Times in 598 Posts
    Rep Power
    181

    Re: Data retention

    I find <SHIFT>+<DEL> works well for removing files - don't what all this worrying and scripting is about!

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Programatic data extraction from SIMS.net Data Base
    By NetworkGeezer in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 108
    Last Post: 16th February 2010, 09:22 PM
  2. Changes to data protection act
    By sjplot in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 5th October 2007, 11:19 AM
  3. Meta Data
    By paulpmp4 in forum Virtual Learning Platforms
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 14th September 2007, 01:04 PM
  4. Data Retention Policies.
    By Geoff in forum School ICT Policies
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 13th June 2007, 10:45 PM
  5. Data Retention Policies?
    By Geoff in forum School ICT Policies
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 1st May 2007, 12:12 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •