September 12, 2008
With the threat of inclement weather potentially brought to the campus by Hurricane Ike, faculty and staff should do the following when leaving campus for the weekend:
- For laptop/notebook computers that have been "out of the office" and for which emails noting missing backups have been received, initiate a manual backup. See "How do I initiate my own backup?" on this web page: http://www.baylor.edu/its/index.php?id=40552 or call the ITS Help Desk (ext. 4357/HELP) for assistance.
- Power down all desktop and laptop computers.
- Unplug all computers and other electrical equipment, with the exception of essential equipment or research equipment that cannot be disconnected without serious damage to research projects
- In offices prone to flooding (particularly those in basement or ground floor levels), move electrical and computing equipment off the floor.
- Once powered off, computing equipment near windows or in offices known to have ceiling leakage should be covered with plastic sheeting (trash bags will work) if possible.
- Protect external storage media (CDs, flash drives, etc.) containing valuable information.
- Store documents, loose paper, binders, etc. in cabinets or desk drawers.
- If a computer gets wet, do not attempt to restart it when returning to the office.
Continue to monitor the Baylor Hurricane Ike website for any additional instructions.
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