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Backup up data to your network store (R: Drive) is easy and a convenient way to be able to access your files anytime online if you have a [[VPN]] connection. The easiest way to backup data from your D: Drive (or C: Drive if you have files saved there) to your R: Drive is to open each of these up in separate windows. then you can drag your files from one drive to the other
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'''VPN''' stands for Virtual Private Network. It is used to connect to the [[network]] in order to use software off-campus, such as Adobe software like [[Photoshop]].
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_network|VPN as defined by Wikipedia]
  
==Mac==
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==To find VPN==
  
* First, open the Finder and navigate to the files you'd like to back up
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*On PC, if you go to your Start Menu, and search "VPN" in the search bar, it should be the first search result.  
** '''Note: you are opening the Finder now so transferring the files will be easier once connected to the R: Drive'''
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*On Mac, if you go to Spotlight (in the upper right corner), and search "VPN", it should be the first search result under Applications.  
** Leave this window open in the background through the rest of the process
 
* In the menu on top of the screen, click "Go" then "Connect to Server"
 
 
 
 
 
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* Type "smb://store.winona.edu/students/username" substituting your WSU username in the last section
 
* Click the plus button next to the top line, and the new connection should appear in the Favorite Servers window
 
 
 
 
 
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* Clicking "Connect" will bring you to a login window; enter your WSU username and password information here
 
* If you are connected to the network properly, a Finder window should pop up, and this is your student network storage.  Simply [[drag and drop]] files into or out of the window to transfer them as you would move them around inside your computer
 
 
 
 
 
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==Related Articles==
 
*[[Exchanging Your WSU Laptop]]
 
*[[Backing Up Your WSU PC Laptop]]
 
*[[Backing Up Your WSU Mac Laptop]]
 
  
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*[https://mywsu.winona.edu/it/HelpDocs/VPN.aspx VPN Information for the WSU Community]
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*[[Installing the VPN client]]
  
 
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==Other Resources==
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[[category: Network]][[Category:Moved]]
[[http://edutech.tlt.winona.edu/wikis/TLTPedia/index.php/File_backup/Mac File Backup/Mac]]
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Revision as of 18:42, 20 March 2012

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VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is used to connect to the network in order to use software off-campus, such as Adobe software like Photoshop. as defined by Wikipedia

To find VPN

  • On PC, if you go to your Start Menu, and search "VPN" in the search bar, it should be the first search result.
  • On Mac, if you go to Spotlight (in the upper right corner), and search "VPN", it should be the first search result under Applications.