IT Guidelines & Best Practices for Hurricane/Storm Preparedness
Best practices - Follow at all times
Store your important files on SAMMY (Faculty and Staff) or TIMMY (Students). These are secure servers that are backed up nightly.
For less critical data, backup your files onto a CD, DVD, flash drive or other device. This backup should not be stored with your primary machine but an alternate, safe (fireproof/ waterproof) location in the event your office suffers extensive damage.
Your computer should be plugged into a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) and not just a surge protector. These devices contain a battery that will provide you power for a short period of time and should be used at all times.
If there is no visible damage, you may set your computer back up. If you are a faculty or staff member and need assistance reconnecting your office computer, please contact the Technology Assistance Center (TAC).
Check the ITS Systems Status & Availability Web page for status of systems.