Posts Tagged Data

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 donate or recycle my computer?

Tufts University has a computer donation program available for computers that are no more than 4 years old.  If your computer is no more than 4 years old and you wish to donate it to a non-profit organization in the area, please contact OIT, who will initiate the donation process. If your computer is older [...]

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Guard IT

Tufts has compiled helpful information that will help you think, work & act Securely The Guard IT site http://go.tufts.edu/guardit has links to security policies, Data privacy information, sensitive information scanning, and data encryption tools.

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STATA

Stata statistical software is a complete, integrated statistical software package that provides everything you need for data analysis, data management, and graphics. Stata is not sold in modules, which means you get everything you need in one package. And, you can choose a perpetual license, with nothing more to buy ever. Annual licenses are also [...]

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Voice or Data Jack Installation or Activation

The Datacom Services team provides installation and design for the voice, data, and CATV needs across the university. To request service or request a repair, please go to the Phone & Data Jack Work Request Form.

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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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Secure wiping of Data

It is OIT policy to securely wipe (erase securely) all data on University owned hardware prior to the hardware being retired and removed from campus. OIT provides a few methods to securely wipe data and will assist  you with this at  your request. Boot and Nuke is a utility that OIT runs to securely wipe [...]

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Security Best Practices

OIT has integrated industry standard best practices into their computer management.  The following items are just a few best practices; Principle of Least Privileged User Secure passwords Computers joined to Tufts Domain to leverage security policies Customized Operating System installations with unnecessary services disabled Local Firewalls enabled Network Firewalls for sensitive data or research equipment [...]

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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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Data Recovery

When a hard drive fails and you absolutely need the data that is on the drive, there is still hope.  We recommend immediately turning off the computer in question and contacting OIT.  There are two companies that perform data recovery from damaged hard drive or removable media (dvds, cds, sdcards, etc.). A local company, Tech [...]

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Research Storage

Research Storage: researchers who need backed-up network-accessible storage for their research data can ask for storage shares from 50GB to 1TB and beyond. This is exclusively for research storage and it does not overlap with existing personal (P:) and departmental (Q:) drives where non-research documents should be stored. This central service is offered at no [...]

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