Thursday, April 26, 2012

Students: back it up!

If your capstone project, term papers, research notes, résumés and other critical data are stored in just one place - say, only on your computer's hard drive - you risk losing it all in a heartbeat.  Same with your music and your pictures.  One spilled beverage, power surge or accidental fumble and it all could be permanently lost.


Back it up!

  • Store copies of your most critical files in your network H: drive.
  • External hard drives are not expensive.  Neither are 'cloud' storage solutions.
  • Flash drives ("thumb drives") are even cheaper.
  • Consider burning your data to CD.

If you need advice or assistance about how to back up and protect your data, please call the ITS Help Desk at 651-696-6525 or email helpdesk@macalester.edu.

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