Headquarters users have access to fully automated data backup and restore services for essential data and e-mail files.
Mobile Information Protection (MIP) Connected Backup is the ACES solution for providing backup, restore, and data protection services on Windows and Macintosh devices. Connected Backup is the desktop software which facilitates the backup (referred to as “Autonomy Connected Backup” on Windows computers and “Iron Mountain Connected Backup” on Macintosh machines at HQ). This software is set to periodically backup user data from both desktops and laptops to a server. This helps to prevent the loss of data from a hard drive failure or other catastrophic error. Connected Backup replaces the Tivoli software previously used at NASA HQ.
Below are several functions of the MIP Connected Backup service. Refer to the MIP Connected Backup User Guide for complete details on utilizing the software.
A scheduled backup service runs daily, backing up selected files and folders for Macintosh and Windows computers. Users working during the backup window should notice no significant change in system performance. This backup activity is automatic and requires no user intervention. To allow the software to backup your system overnight, simply log-out of your computer at the end of the work day and leave it powered on. Your computer will automatically be backed up as long as it remains connected to the HQ network.
Connected Backup software (Autonomy / Iron Mountain) also supports manual backup capability, so you can back up your computer on demand on your own schedule.
Remote Manual Backup
Backup services are now available to users who are not physically connected to the HQ Network as a result of telework or travel. If you are connected to the HQ network remotely using the Virtual Private Network (VPN), you can perform a manual backup as if you were actually in the office.
It’s easy to determine when the last backup of your computer occurred. To check your backup status:
CLICK: Start | All Programs | Autonomy | Connected PCBackup | Summary Tab | Review “Last Backup” Panel.
CLICK: Macintosh HD | Applications | Iron Mountain | Connected Backup | Connected Backup | History Tab