Firstly computer hard disks do fail, laptops, Dell,
Sony, Mac, whatever it is, it will happen, so please
comply with the Universities policy on disaster recovery
configuring your backups.
Backups occur at logon and at 12 hour intervals during
your login session once configured.
Users must logon using their Informatics account and be
connected to the UOW wired (not wireless) network for backups
Only essential data is backed up:
- Domain profile
- My Documents
- C:\Backup or D:\Backup or E:\Backup
- Local email
Music files, ISO's, exe, temporary files and cache
folders are NOT backed up.
First Time Configuration
Once IT Support has placed you in the correct group. Next time you
logon to your staff desktop you will be prompted with the
Simply answer YES to the above question. The backups will start running,
just minimize the window to let it complete in the background.
User Initiated Backups
When working on important projects sometimes initiating your own back
is the safest way to ensure that you have a recent copy of
any hard work. To initiate a backup yourself simply double
click on the "Backup - User Initiated" icon on your desktop.
Verifying your Backups
Each user can only maintain up to 10GB of data. If you exceed this,
backups will start failing and you will be notified during
logon that you are over your quota.
To verify copies of data visit "My Computer" browse to "N:\Backup_?????\My
WARNING: Do not place new documents in the N:\Backup_????
folder as this folder is maintained by the backup script.
here will lost.