University of Wisconsin–Madison

Backup (Bucky Backup)

Bucky Backup is a flexible backup and recovery solution that utilizes IBM’s Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM).

Available to



  • Must be a UW-Madison faculty or staff member. To set up Bucky Backup you will need a valid DoIT Number (preferred), Project Task, or UDDS code.

Getting started

Please create a Bucky Backup account before installing the Bucky Backup Tivoli Storage Manager Client. Then, follow the Bucky Backup – Getting Started guide. Contact us for assistance.

Terms of use


Rates are based on the amount of megabytes* (backup space) used per month. Prices in the following chart have been converted to gigabytes.

Option Price
Lite ~$0.40/GB/year
Enterprise ~$3.73/GB/year
Archive ~$0.10/GB/year

*Monthly prices per MB are:
Lite: $.00003255/MB (approximately $0.40/GB/year)
Enterprise: $.000304/MB (approximately $3.73/GB/year)
Archive: $ .00000814/MB (approximately $0.10/GB/year)

Service Options

  • Bucky Backup Lite – Affordable, managed backup that is great for backing up files, computers, applications and departmental servers
  • Bucky Backup Enterprise – Managed backup for enterprise applications and mission critical data
  • Bucky Backup Archive – Cost-effective, long-term archival storage

Bucky Backup flowchart