Backing up Files

The Physics Department’s network file systems are backed up. Please read the following for suggestions on how to back up your desktop and mobile device.

Desktops / Servers

UW Physics provides a tape backup service for desktops and servers.  If you would like your computer to be backed up to tape, read more here. Backup status viewed here.  For mobile devices such as laptops, a solution such as Box or Google Drive may be better.

Laptops / mobile devices

One way to backup your Macintosh or Windows computer (especially laptops) is with Box or Google Drive. We especially recommend this approach for laptops, because the Physics Department’s backup programs are not well suited for computers which are often disconnected from the network.


Google Drive: