ITS suggests that all community members back up their computer on a regular basis to ensure they do not lose files.
Transitioning from desktop tools such as Microsoft Word to Google Docs will ensure files are backed up automatically. If you need to use Word, save your files in a Google Drive folder. This stores your files in "the cloud" and ensures you'll never lose any work.
Faculty, staff, and students have an unlimited amount of space to store files across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google photos. To access BC G Suite, go to: g.bc.edu
CrashPlan by Code42 is the backup service available to all current BC faculty & staff.
CrashPlan backs up your data automatically and enables you to quickly and easily restore your own data using the CrashPlan app. It runs silently in the background, continuously protecting data on your computer. As long as your computer is connected to the internet, your data will be backed up to the CrashPlan Cloud. When you are home, VPN is not required for the backup to run.
Interested in using CrashPlan?
Current faculty & staff, please contact your TC to get CrashPlan. For most faculty & staff, the software installation and backup up will be done automatically and will require no action on your part.
FAQ - About CrashPlan
FAQ - Troubleshooting
If you work with large datasets and the options described below do not work for you, please contact your Technology Consultant, who will discuss and review your needs with appropriate ITS staff members.
Note: To support research, ITS put together a system that includes web, database, and Unix and Windows servers to facilitate collecting, managing, mining, analyzing, publishing, and sharing of large datasets.
Store, share, and backup departmental sensitive or confidential data (faculty and staff only). Servers are typically backed up nightly.
Many departments have departmental servers. The capacity and usage requirements vary, depending on the department. For information on servers in your department, please contact your Technology Consultant.