Posts Tagged Backup

Backup Policies for Research Data Storage (R: drive)

Research Data Storage (R: drive) is backed up according to the following schedule: Once a month a full backup is taken and kept for a year.  Full backups will pick up all files and filesystems at a “point in time” on a storage regardless of any other changes. A differential backup is taken once during […]

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How can I back up my computer?

We recommend not storing any data locally on your computer, but instead storing the data on a networked drive such as P, Q, or R.  If you do not have access to a drive of this type, please contact OIT.  If you do have data that must stay on your local computer, there are a […]

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Is my email backed up? If I need to recover a deleted email, how can I do that?

Backups: Items deleted from Exchange are retained for 14 days A special backup called a “frequent recovery point” is taken throughout the day and kept for 24 hours. Database backups are taken nightly, weekly, and monthly. Restores: To recover items that have been deleted in the past 14 days, open Outlook and go to Tools > […]

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Network Drives

The term network drive or network share refers to data storage space located on Tufts University servers. When you store files from your computer on a network share and login to the Tufts domain, your stored data is accessible, no matter where you are physically connected. In addition, the data you store on network shares […]

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P: Drive

The term network drive or network share refers to data storage space located on Tufts University servers. When you store files from your computer on a network share and login to the Tufts domain, your stored data is accessible, no matter where you are physically connected. In addition, the data you store on network shares […]

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External Hard Drive Storage

External hard drives are often an inexpensive and fast way to make a backup of a computer.  The drawback to external hard drives is that data is infrequently backed up, and the external hard drive is often stored in the same location as the original data and subject to the same hazards.  External hard drives […]

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Operating System Imaging

OIT provides a service for Research computers connected to Scientific equipment. Once a computer has been configured by a vendor, OIT will capture a full “image” or backup of the Operating System on the computer that can be recovered should the hard drive ever fail.  The benefit of having a full backup is in the […]

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Apple iPhone

OIT will assist with the installation of ITunes and the configuration of synchronization with ITunes with the intent to backup the iPhone to a computer. We will also assist with the configuration of Activesync for connection to the Tufts Microsoft Exchange E-mail. Best effort is provided for connection to any other e-mail hosts.

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Mozy Pro

Mozy Pro (http://www.mozypro.com) is a third party data backup company. After installing a Mozy client on your desktop (Mac or PC), you will be able to designate specific file types or folders to be backed up to a secure remote location. The service is through a third party and is not supported by UIT. The […]

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