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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Back Up

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/its/started/mavdisk/backup.html

Back up Your Files From:

A) Campus Computers

Redirected "My Documents" Folder - When you login and use a public campus computer, you can save files in your computer's "My Documents" folder and they will actually be saved on MavDISK. We'll back them up for you and keep them safe. Login to another computer and your files will be right there in your "My Documents" folder plus you can access these files from any computer connected to the Internet anywhere. Click for more...

B) Laptop Computers

"Offline Files and Folders" - This makes it seem like your MavDISK folders are always on your laptop. Synchronize files between your laptop and MavDISK. If your laptop is ever lost or stolen, your important files and academic history are still safe on MavDISK.

Once you setup Offline Files and Folders and synchronize to MavDISK, a full copy of your MavDISK files and folders is saved to your laptop. You can open, update and save files just as if you were directly connected to MavDISK– even if you are off campus and no network connection is available. When you return to campus and connect to the MavNET wireless network, your changed files are synchronized and copied to MavDISK. For more information go to Offline Files and Folders for Windows 2000 and XP workstations.

SSL VPN - A new way to copy or to read files from MavDISK using a web browser from anywhere in the world from any computer. The easiest and quickest way to access your files. Click for more...

Map a Network Drive - While on campus (or off campus using VPN) you can map a drive to MavDISK. Now MavDISK looks like it's your laptop's hard disk drive. Read and write files as you always do. Files saved on MavDISK are safe and backed up.

Full VPN Client - This is the safest and most secure way to use your laptop using MavNET wireless network on campus or from anywhere in the world. VPN allows your computer to act as of it's right on campus, so you can map a network drive. This is also the most secure option, because the network communication is encrypted, which makes it difficult for somebody else to capture your work. Click for more...

C) Home Computers

SSL VPN - A new way to copy to or read files from MavDISK using a web browser from anywhere in the world, from any computer. This is the easiest and quickest way to access your files. Click for more...

Full VPN Client - This is the safest and most secure way to use your laptop using MavNET wireless network on campus or from anywhere in the world. VPN allows your computer to act as of it's right on campus, so you can map a network drive. This is also the most secure option, because the network communication is encrypted, which makes it difficult for somebody else to capture your work. Click for more...