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Backup Your Files or Risk Losing Everything

Just imagine that you turn on your computer and you can’t access anything. Losing all your files can easily happen because hard drives are known to fail.


If your data is too important to lose, you need to have a backup strategy in place. To get started, consider these options:

  • See if your department has a departmental file server. Getting an account on a central server will give you space to make a regular backup of your files.

  • Take advantage of TUcloud, a computing and storage space service managed by Computer Services. Used by Temple researchers and departments, TUcloud is a cost effective alternative to purchasing your own or departmental servers.

  • Purchase removable media such as an external hard drive or flash drive. Remember, however, that removable media can get lost or stolen so these options are not a good backup solution if you are storing confidential information. Confidential data should really be stored and backed up on a Temple internal server.

If you have any questions about backup solutions, please contact the Help Desk through the TUhelp web site at or call 215-204-8000.

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