Database Backups and Litigation Holds

If an institution should require a local copy of its database as a result of a litigation hold (also known as a "preservation order" or "hold order"), the institution may submit a request under the Security/Permissions category to request a recent backup copy of their database. If a specific as-of date is desired, please specify that in the request, and we will provide the weekly backup that most immediately precedes that date.

Please also provide the name of a specific user, with Security Administrator permissions, who will need access to download this database backup. We will then provide a secure link to download the database backup, as a SQL Server 2017 ".bak" file, that will allow the designated user to download the file within 7 days of the link being provided. While the backup file is encrypted in transit, it should only be downloaded to a secure location that provides all necessary data protections.

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