Backups

Colby owned computers physically located on campus are eligible for network backups. ITS does not back up student computers, student worker computers, or lab computers unless specific requests are granted.

To check your backup status check the instructions below, based on your operating system.  If you have questions or problems with these instructions, please contact the Support Center at support@colby.edu or x4222.

Macs (CrashPlan Pro)

Windows (CrashPlan Pro)

CrashPlan is an excellent tool for backing up and retrieving lost files and folders.  Music, video and pictures take up a large amount of server capacity.  Therefore CrashPlan is not configured to back them up.  These type of files are M4v, MP4, WMV, and AVI.  Copy these onto a thumb drive or an external hard drive.  These drives are inexpensive and easy to use.