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Welcome to the University Libraries’ Data Services first data nudge. This nudge is intended to help you prevent data loss scenarios, such as misplacing your data, your dog eating the CD with your data, or a natural disaster destroying the building where your data is stored.

Keep your data safe with the 3-2-1 Rule

Storage recommendations for UAlbany Campus

Check out this overview table so you can select the option that's right for you based on your data classification type:

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Learn more about backing up data

Ruggiero, Paul and Matthew A. Heckathorn. Data Backup Options. Carnegie Mellon University for US-CERT, 2012,

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