Back it up!

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 […]

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How do I backup files on my computer?

If you are a Bmail user, you have unlimited space available for you to store files in on Google Drive. It is always a good idea for you to backup files on your system. If you wish to do so, you have the option of uploading files on Google Drive in order to back them up. […]

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What items does the Tech Desk sell?

As a service for students, the Technology Desk has a few items for sale. The prices will vary a bit, depending on the cost when we purchase them, but you can use these numbers as a good estimate. 1 TB external hard Western Digital USB 3.0 Passport Ultra: $65 Apple 85W MagSafe power adapter (for older MacBook […]

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How do I restore a file on the Linux systems (unixspace)?

Every directory on the Linux systems has a hidden directory called .snapshot.  If you go into that (cd .snapshot), you’ll find a list of directories with various dates and times: [student@linuxremote1 ~/.snapshot]$ ls -lu total 1056 drwxr-x–x 104 student student 86016 Sep 25 00:00 daily.2014-09-25_0000 drwxr-x–x 104 student student 86016 Sep 26 00:00 daily.2014-09-26_0000 drwxr-x–x 104 […]

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