It is safe practice to always have at least one backup of your data. Keep this on your UT home drive, in an email attachment, on another Flash drive, or in a third party cloud storage solution. This way, if your current USB Flash drive breaks, you'll still have a copy of your important files.
Flash drives are a convenient way to keep a backup of your data. Though these drives are reliable, it is always best to keep at least one other backup of your data just in case you lose or break the drive.
E-mailing files or notes to yourself can be a quick way to save information for use at a later date. This is convenient for times when you do not have a USB Flash drive with you.
All users at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville should have access to a certain amount of space on OIT servers. Once you create one for yourself, your Unix account has 50 megabytes of disk space. You can store records, full text articles, homework, etc. in this space. After temporarily saving your materials to the computer you're working on, visit http://volspace.utk.edu/ in order to upload your files.
If you are in an OIT computer lab, you may not even have to visit the VolSpace web site in order to upload your files. Take a look at the desktop and locate an icon for the Unix Home Area. This is a much faster way to store your files on your Unix space.
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