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Backing up IWU Workstation Data

Overview

If you are IWU full time faculty or staff you have a couple of options available to you for backing up your important files. Look at the sections below and read the information that pertains to you.

 

Warning 
You will need to be at an IWU site for the processes below to work. Using the VPN will work, however, we highly recommend performing backups while on campus.

Windows 7 

If you are at a computer that uses Windows 7 you can use our Workstation Backup Scheduler. Learn more about Workstation Backup Scheduler.

Windows XP

If you are at a computer that uses Windows XP you can back up your important data by copying items to your Home Folder. Your home folder should be available to you by:

  1. Click on the Start button in the lower left corner of your screen
  2. Click on My Computer on the right
  3. Double click the icon that is labeled "yourusername on Red"
    1. Ex: john.doe on Red
  4. You can then copy any files you wish to back up to this location
  5. Be certain to keep a copy on both your computer and on your home folder, this improves the chances your data can be recovered in the event of a disaster.

 

Note
Only vital information should be backed up, personal photos, music etc. should not be backed up on the network. 

Macs

If you are using a Mac you'll need to first connect to your home folder by:

  1. Click on a blank area on your desktop so that "Finder" is displayed in the menu bar at the top of your screen
  2. Click "Go" in the menu bar and select "Connect to Server"
  3. Enter "smb://red" (minus the quotations) into the "Server Address:" field
    1. Click the + sign to save this in your "Favorite Servers:" section 
  4. Locate the folders named "Home Folders" and "Home Folders2"
  5. Look for your username in both Home Folders and Home Folders2 
  6. Once you locate your Home folder you may copy over any files you wish to back up
  7. Be certain to keep a copy on both your computer and your home folder, this improves the chances your data can be recovered in the event of a disaster.

 

Note
Only vital information should be backed up, personal photos, music etc. should not be backed up on the network. 
 
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