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Backup Recommendations

CrashPlan PRO

Weinberg IT recommends the use of CrashPlan PRO to provide automated backups of your computer. CrashPlan PRO is available for recently imaged Macs, PCs, and some Linux and Solaris installations, as well as the computers that have gone through our Computer Management process.

Storage with Box

For work-related data that is not backed up via CrashPlan PRO, Weinberg IT offers Box as an alternative. If you keep all of your data in Box, your data is automatically backed up. If you work primarily from your computer and save work in local folders (i.e., My Documents on Windows or Documents on Macs), you will have to regularly upload from your computer to the Box web client or copy and paste to Box Sync for a proper backup of these files.

Any easily recreated or restored data should not be backed up. Do not back up your operating system files or your applications/program files.

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