Back IT Up

Losing your work because of computer failure can be stressful and time consuming. At the IT Service Desk we encourage you to make sure that your work is always safely stored and backed up so that you never have the stress of having to rewrite your coursework or notes 

Computers can fail at any time; you could get a virus or a file could become corrupted. The University does not usually make allowances for technical issues if you submit work late, therefore, it is up to you to make sure that your work is securely backed up. We recommend following our 3-2-1 Back It Up plan by creating multiple copies of your work and storing it in multiple locations.

3-2-1 Back It Up

  • 3 Copies
  • 2 Locations
  • 1 Offsite copy 
Methods for backing up data
On Site PortableOff site 
Personal network drive USB data stick Cloud storage (Dropbox/OneDrive/Google Drive)
  USB portable hard drive Personal Computer
    Email copy


Further information

More information about backing up your work is available on Knowledge Base article KB12381

For more information about saving your work on a University cluster PC visit our essential hints and tips page