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Saving your Work and Backing Up

Good Practice

  • Save a copy of your important files to the J:drive (CEP/SERC) or Z:drive (STICERD) - your RLAB DOMAIN networked user space.
  • Back up your files onto some form of 'removable' media such as USB Memory Stick.
If you share a computer or use a public machine ALWAYS
  • Save your files to the J: or Z: drive

  • Back up your important files to USB Memory Stick
[Warning]

IT'S YOUR WORK - TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND SAVE YOUR FILES REGULARLY AND CORRECTLY.




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  • Saving your Work on your networked user-space

    Saving your work on your networked user-space

    We provide a personal networked user-space for all members of staff who have an RLAB account.
    • For STICERD and CASE users this is your Z: drive.

    • For CEP and SERC users this is your J: drive.

    Please use your RLAB DOMAIN networked user-space (J:drive or Z:drive) to save your important files as this drive is backed up each night.

    Another advantage to saving your files on J: or Z: is that you can also connect to this networked drive remotely from home.

    Please read the guide "Connect ('Map a drive') to your J: or Z: drive " for more information about this service and how to connect to it remotely.

    New users are allocated a quota of 1 Gigabyte of space on the J: and Z: drives, but if you find this is not large enough to hold your files, please contact the IT Team.

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    [Warning]
    BE ORGANISED!
    Do not store all your files in one big directory. Create folders so you can find your work easily after you have saved it. It will make it simpler to back up and restore files too.

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    How to Back Up Your Work

    1. Copy your important files onto your J: drive (for CEP) or your Z: drive (for STICERD/CASE)

      Please read the guide "Connect ('Map a drive') to your J: or Z: drive " for more information about this service and how to connect to it remotely from home.

    2. You MUST also back up your work onto "removable" media such as a USB memory stick. This ensures you always have a copy of your files should something go wrong with your computer, or the network.

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