DotCIO – Technical tip: Back up your Data!

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 13:38 -- donohm2

Hardware fails and when it does that is not the time to realize you have not backed up your data.  It is crucial to back up important data from your desktops, laptops, tablets, even smartphones. 

The optimal solution for backing up your data is Cloud storage and setting up that resolution to back up your data automatically.  Some Cloud storage options allow you to choose to just work in the Cloud, which will require an internet connection to get to your files, or to synch your files between your device’s local storage and the Cloud.   Other options are external devices but keep in mind these can fail as well.   This article briefly summarizes some ways to back up your Data. 

https://www.lifewire.com/ways-to-back-up-your-data-2640426

In addition to recommendations in this article, keep in mind that Rensselaer also offers Box as a secure Cloud solution.  

If you need assistance choosing or configuring a backup solution please contact the Help Desk for assistance.

If you have an idea for a DotCIO technical tip, please let us know.  Contact:  Mare Donohue