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You should have a backup volume mountpoint in your home directory, called OldFiles. As with the volumes in the directory /afs, this is not an actual directory. It is a mountpoint for the volume user.username.backup, but for all intents and purposes it behaves like a directory. (Of course, it doesn't use up your quota.) All your files are backed up a few times every week. If you want to retrieve a file that you have accidentally removed, all you have to do is cd to the appropriate directory and use the command cp to copy the file into your home directory.

If you don't have an OldFiles mountpoint, you can create one using the fs mkmount command. Type:

fs mkmount user.username.backup
For more information about the command fs, see section 6.2 of this document.