What is Datasync?
Datasync backs up and stores the documents for all faculty and staff in a private location on an SPU Server. The process also maintains an encrypted copy of your documents on your computer.
Which Folders are Backed Up?
|Windows 7 or Vista - a green circle with two yellow arrows will be seen on folders and files that are backed up.|
|Windows XP - a white square with blue arrows will be seen on the folders and files that are backed up.|
The status of your DataSync can be checked using the Sync Center. View our Sync Center page.
Taking your SPU-Owned Laptop Off Campus
To be sure all your files are available, perform the following before leaving campus:
Under the Control Panel -> Sync Center, click on Offline Files, and hit the Sync button that appears up and to the left of the Offline Files. Changes will be synced up once you return to campus and plug into the network.
To access your Documents or Department Shares from your SPU Managed computer from Off Campus, you may need to use the VPN. Contact the CIS HelpDesk at 206-281-2982 for more information.
The Following Folders are not Backed Up:
How to Recover a File or Folder from Backup
Sync Center (How to use the Sync Center and resolve conflicts)
Good Passwords (Guidelines and Strategies for selected a good password)
Security Awareness (Security ideas to be aware of for your protection)