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Data Backup

There are several options for backing up University data.

Server Backups and Restores

All OIT managed servers are routinely backed up to prevent loss of data. Therefore, departments do not need to worry about backing up documents and files stored on the network drives or within any of the enterprise applications.

Desktop Backups

We currently use CrashPlan as the Enterprise Backup system for University-owned computers. Please see the CrashPlan service page for more details.

Storage Media

Users can backup data to physical media, such as USB drives and discs, but it is not recommended due to the security risk. We recommend using the University's Enterprise Backup solution. We recommend reviewing the Securing Storage Media section if you are to back up to local storage media.