Personal Backups

There may be times when your computer is not on the Colby campus to take advantage of network backups. In those cases, when you still need to backup data, you can either backup to an external hard drive or USB thumb drive or burn data to a CD or DVD.

Backing up to an external hard drive or USB thumb drive is generally as simple as plugging the device into an available USB port (possibly firewire for external hard drives) and copying data to the device which shows up as another drive on your computer.

To burn data to a CD or DVD, please review the instructions below, based on operating system. If you have questions or problems with these instructions, faculty and staff may contact the Support Center at support@colby.edu or ext. 4222 and students may contact Student Computer Services at scshelp@colby.edu or ext. 4224.

Burn data to CD/DVD - Mac

Burn data to CD/DVD - Windows