Backup refers to making copies of data so that these additional copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event. One way that backups are used is to restore small numbers of files after they have been accidentally deleted or corrupted.

Data loss is also very common. 66% of internet users have suffered from serious data loss.

It is always safe to backup your files in case of an emergency. You can backup your information to a storage device such as:

  • USB Flash Drives
  • External Hard Drives
  • Writable CDs/DVDS

UCA Information Technology Department backup data files for:

  • Emails
  • Pool Drives
  • Home Directories
  • WebCT

Note: Information Technology Department does not backup personal or local computers.