Backing Up Remotely

Remotely backing up your data involves copying your important files to a location that is not attached directly to your computer. Generally, this means copying your data over a network to a location on a file server. This can be useful in cases of fire, flood, or other disastrous situations that not only could cause your computer components to fail, but also could cause damage to hardware near your computer.

Another advantage to remote back ups is that often the file servers to which you back up are themselves backed up regularly. This has advantages such as backup redundancy, and creates back ups of multiple revisions of your files.

We provide network file space that CGIS affiliates can use to back up their data remotely. For more information, please refer to Accessing Remotely Using VPN.