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All staff and postgraduate students using laptops with Windows 7 or OS X 10.6 (or later) operating systems can apply at no charge for 50 GB of network storage for backing up business data. The service is aimed at staff who are away from the Massey network fairly regularly.
The most secure method of storing business data is on departmental network shared drives which are regularly backed up and available to other selected persons. Storing data 'only' on a laptop or external devices are a significant risk to the University. If the device fails, is damaged, lost or stolen, all resident data likely to be irretrievable. In order of preference, business data should be stored on:
The Laptop Backup Service includes an ITS provided network storage space and documented, recommended and supported backup processes for ensuring business data is safely transferred onto Massey University network infrastructure from the local hard disks of portable computers. The service is aimed at staff who are away from the Massey network fairly regularly, who move between campuses or travel extensively for work and only have intermittent access to the Massey network.
The Laptop Backup Service is available to all staff and postgraduate students using laptops with Windows 7 or OS X 10.6 (or later) operating systems. You can apply at no charge for 50 GB of network storage for backing up business data.
Extra quota is available and is charged at $62.50 per Terabyte (TB) per month or part thereof. For example: an extra 100 GB (150GB Total) is charged at $6.25 per month. Financial approval from an Account Controller is required for any extra quota, please discuss this with your Department Administrator.
To apply for the Laptop Backup Service
If you require further assistance or information please contact the Service Desk on ext. 82111.
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Last updated on Wednesday 20 November 2019
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