Backup from the wiki

I adapted my Backup Tutorial from the staff wiki and made it a child page of the Security page. There’s a link there.

I hunted for software that would be

(a) free

(b) free

(c) easy to use

(d) works with our network drives

(e) “set and forget”

(f) available for individuals to use at home once they learn to use it here (and vice versa)

and Cobian Backup filled the bill. The author has given it up for open source, but it seems to be actively progressing towards the next version, and it works up through Vista, so it should be around for a while.

Anyway, it’s here.

It’s not the only such software out there, but it works here on our network, it’s tested here, and I can teach it.

[posted revised with wiki link 2008/2/16]

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Child and parent pages

I didn’t want the File Fill-In Tutorial page to show up in the tabs for the regular site, so I made it the child page of Help for Files.

That way I can link to it but not have it visible directly unless somebody goes through a link.

I have some large graphics (screenshots) with instructions to one side (which is easier to understand in this context).  The catch is, the existing page template was not playing well since it overlapped the right column.  So, by putting the tutorial on another page, I could change to a two-column format and remove the conflict.