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How can we best transfer & backup data from PCs banned from WWW-access networks? Any best practices?

Yasmeen.Shorish's picture
One can apply backup best practices to non-networked computers as well. You can use various backup mechanisms: you can have multiple drives running redundancy within the case, you can hook up an external drive or tape and run the backup that way. You will want to set up some schedule for allowing for off-site storage of your back-ups, which will require someone actually transporting the backups. You could also set up a private network for the computers back to a server, and still implement the tape prototcols and off-site protocols, but without any access to the Internet. Transfer of data will depend on the size of the transfer and the hardware options of the PC. The most efficient method is probably to use a crossover ethernet cable to facilitate the transfer between machines.