CRON
School of Architecture and Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Cambridge, MA 02139
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Backups

Got backup?

Our experience shows that there is a 14% chance of a student's hard drive failing in his first 2 years at MIT. Our experience also shows that 93% (down from 99%) of those with failed hard drives are without a backup. Our experience also shows that admonitions as these are 100% ineffective. That said...

This section discusses backups for students and faculty/staff, for each of the following environments: Athena, MacAthena, WinAthena and personal laptops.