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What would you do if you lost all your data?
World Backup Day is March 31. This is your annual reminder about the importance of making regular backups.
TECHNOLOGY FAILS Nothing lasts forever...
- 60 MILLION computers fail worldwide annually
- 1 in 10 computers infected by a virus
- 1 in 4 hard drives fail within three years
- every 53 seconds a laptop is stolen
WHAT SHOULD I BACKUP?
If you don’t want to lose it forever, back it up!
BACKUPS AT uOTTAWA
Don’t lose your hard work! Save work files important to your faculty/service in shared network space and save the rest of your files in your personal storage. Backup is automatically done for you!
- NETWORK DRIVES: Provide personal storage space (H: drive) and access to shared network space for collaboration purposes (P: drive)
- WHY SAVE TO A NETWORK DRIVE
- it’s secure
- easy access access your files from any other computer on campus or from home using VPN
- automatic backup network drives are backed up twice a day and can be restored going back 30 days.
- GET STARTED: If you aren’t sure if you have access to network drives, contact the Service Desk and analysts will be able to guide you through the process
- WHAT TO AVOID: Avoid backup on portable media such as USB drives, portable hard drives, CDs, etc. Data is often saved unencryptyed and these are easily lost, stolen, and can fail
HOW OFTEN DO YOU BACKUP?
In a snap poll of IT staff at the University of Ottawa, we asked how often they back up their personal computers
- daily 18%
- weekly 8%
- monthly 22%
- annually 30%
- 22% said they never backup
Contact the Service Desk by calling 613-562-5800 ext. 6555.