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Where possible all Massey University business data files should be stored on the Network shared drives in order to provide the highest possible availability and security. Where this is not possible data that needs to be primarily stored on the laptop should be backed up using this service onto Massey University infrastructure to facilitate recovery if required. For example: corrupted files, lost or stolen laptop or movement to / access from another computer).
Please refer to the Backup Preparation Checklist (415 KB) for more details to assist you with identifying laptop or Macbook stored data that is only stored locally.
Please do not perform a full system back up as this backup service is not designed to facilitate this.
Please note the following considerations / risks.
Backup and recovery of emails should not be necessary if you are accessing email from the Massey University email infrastructure.Additionally backup and restoration of email (or mail archives) requires preliminary setup via your email client e.g. Outlook 2010, Outlook 2011 (Mac)
Many staff have email clients setup to store email directly on their laptop. An easy way to confirm if all email is stored on the Massey University email system is to log into Office 365 portal.
Please contact the Service Desk to discuss email quota, archiving setup or backup requirements of any laptop based email via ext. 82111.
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Last updated on Monday 23 April 2018