Our primary method of backing up data files on Windows and macOS workstations is the Code42 cloud backup service (formerly known as CrashPlan). This backup keeps multiple versions of user data files over time. Files that are stored in Dropbox or Google Drive are not backed up by Code42; those services also offer some protection against data loss but their versioning depth is not quite as extensive.
✓ Code42 is available for all faculty and staff who are primary users of office computers.
✓ In some cases it is also used to back up faculty research computers.
✓ Protecting against the loss of files if a computer crashes, is lost/stolen, or is severely compromised by viruses/malware
✓ A hedge against inadvertent or regretted changes or deletions to files or file content
✓ Easing migration from an old workstation to a new one
→ Code42 is installed and configured for the primary users of office computers deployed by T&I, during the initial delivery and setup process. For questions regarding Code42, please check the Knowledge Base link below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Code42 access is provided to Davidson College faculty and staff at no cost.