Back up Important Files

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Why Should You Back Up Important Files?

If you don't back up your data, you run the risk of losing it. Your files could disappear due to a virus, system crash, accidental keystroke, theft, or disaster. It is important to make backup copies of files you are not willing to lose and store those copies very securely.

How Do You Back Up Important Files?

  • Check with the ITS Support Center or your ITS Divisional Liaison to find out if there are regular backups of your department's computers.
  • Make copies of critical and essential files on a daily basis and non-critical files on a weekly or monthly basis.
  • Store backups containing P3-P4 securely.
  • Store backups away from your computer in case of fire or theft.
  • Periodically test the capability to restore data from the backups.
  • Don't forget about mobile devices! Sync or back these up regularly, too.
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