Why Back Up?

Studies show that 13% of hard drives fail in their first year. We see dozens of failed hard drives throughout the year at the Tech desk. Macs, Lenovos, Dells, HPs, Compaqs . . . the brand doesn't matter. Sometimes the drives fail because of a drop or a spill. Sometimes spyware or malware infests the machine necessitating that the hard drive be cleared and reimaged.

Sometimes the drive just fails without warning. The Tech Desk will not back up or restore your data if your hard drive fails or your computer needs to be reimaged.

Back Up Options

  • Network Space
    Bucknell offers each student 600mb of public and private network space. This is terrific for academic documents, current projects, etc. It is backed up twice a day to a redundant server, and it is accessible from anywhere, on or off campus. --- 600mb sounds like a ton of space, but it will NOT store all of your photos and music.
  • Google Drive
    Since Bucknell uses Google Apps for Educations, storage in Google Drive is unlimited - yes, unlimited. We have users with more than 3TB of data in Google Drive. It's the perfect place to put papers that you need to be able to access from everywhere, from any computer, and the Google Drive App makes it seamless to sync your computer with online storage.
  • External Hard Drive
    Buy an external hard drive and back up your data - it is as easy as that. We can show you which folders you should back up on your PC or Mac at the Tech Desk.

Take Charge of Your Data

If you think it is important, it should be in at least 2 places. Save yourself from the brink of disaster - back up your data!


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