There are several important reasons why you would want to consider backing up your files.
First, backing up your data helps to protect your data from being lost due to a computer hardware failure.
Second, backing up your data to UCB Files provides access to your files from different computers and locations.
Yes. The UCB Files service uses the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, also known as the Common Internet File System (CIFS), which works across platforms although it is commonly referred to as a Windows file service.
UCB Files is available to CU-Boulder faculty and staff or student groups.
You can connect to UCB Files from any Mac or PC, on campus or off, using the VPN. When you're connected, the server will show up like any other drive on your computer and you may simply click and drag or copy and save files to UCB Files.
Yes. Group membership and access permissions for members of the group can be set by the owner of the group to include read and write functions.
If you exceed your storage limit, your account will be automatically incareased to the next limit, and you will be billed accordingly. However, if you chose a hard storage limit, your account will not automatically expand if the storage limit is reached and you will not be able to add additional files to the storage service until you contact the IT Service Center and move to a larger storage limit. Another option is to remove files that you no longer need in order to remain under your storage limit.
All customers will receive notifications when the account reaches 85 percent, 95 percent, and 100 percent of the selected storage limit.
UCB Files service is a secure, backed-up Windows file service that is available to CU-Boulder faculty and staff. The Nearline service provides server administrators an additional secure copy of offsite backups that is intended to be used for disaster recovery.
Those using a Windows operating system can recover a deleted file themselves. For those on a Mac, you must contact the IT Service Center to recover a deleted file. Read more about retrieving deleted files.