Computer Science 1704
Intro to Data Structures & Soft Eng

Computer Policy

Hardware Problems

Students are responsible for making backup copies of all their work in this course. Loss of work due to harddrive failure is NOT an acceptable excuse. Backup copies of files on the same hard drive are not backup copies. Backup copies of files on second hard drives are also risky. Backup copies should be maintained on two separate distinct storage mediums, (eg. hard drives and floppies). Backup copies should be maintained until after the end of the term and students have received their course grade. (The Army lives by triplicate for a reason.)

Remember: Hard drives are mechanical devices. Hard drives fail. Plan for it. It is inevitable!


"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."

- Henry David Thoreau


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