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Can I use OneDrive as a backup server for my files?

All data on Rutgers Connect itself (email, calendars, OneDrive) is automatically backed up by Microsoft. But you should not use OneDrive as backup storage for your desktop files, for a number of reasons.

There is a transfer limit for downloading files, of any type, from OneDrive. You may not be able to retrieve files as rapidly as you were able to upload them to OneDrive. Avoid storing very large files on OneDrive until you are more familiar with how rapidly you can retrieve files.

All data stored on Rutgers Connect (including email and other files, whether business-related or personal) is subject to eDiscovery or OPRA requests, as are files and other data stored on work equipment (such as a Rutgers-provided laptop/desktop/mobile device). You should keep personal email and files off of all Rutgers equipment and services if you don’t want the personal files to be included in such requests.

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