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Are you curious about what kind of IT resources are available on campus, where they are located, and which local IT Professional(s) you have access to? This nudge will give you an overview about the IT Pros information around you.

 
   
 
 

 Ask your local IT Professional about backups

If your data gets corrupted or lost, how long can you live without it? Your local IT Professional knows which backup resources are available to you and your budget. Here are five questions to ask your IT Professional to get a conversation started about backups:

  1. What's the difference between a snapshot and a backup, and which is currently being employed?
  2. Is my data currently being backed up and, if so, how often?
  3. Who is responsible for the backups/snapshots?
  4. How much does it cost to back up my data?
  5. Can you show me how I would restore my data if something goes wrong?
 
   
 
 

Finding your IT Pro or help desk resources on campus

Not sure who your IT Professional is? You can ask either your department's administrative staff/coordinator(s) or the Technology Services Help Desk about how to connect with your department's IT support system. More links are:

 
   
 
 

Research Data Service is available to consult with you and your local IT Pro to help you develop data management strategies that work for your data in your setting. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 
   
 
 

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