Computer Backups

What would you do if your computer crashed and you lost all your data? Or if your computer is stolen and never recovered?

USD securely stores 4 weeks of data (tape backups) on site and one year of retention stored off campus within Commvault preservation facilities. Tape backups are limited to server data within USD data centers. University Tape retention policies are specified online.

The best way to ensure your valuable data is secure is by having a backup. There are many ways of backing up your computer. When making your choice ask yourself:

  • Will my backup occur automatically or do I need to do it manually? If it’s automatic, how often will it occur?
  • Will my backup be stored in a safe location?
  • How will I prevent unauthorized access to my backup?
  • What Does ITS Recommend?