WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:02.000 Hello, I'm a mac 00:00:02.000 --> 00:00:09.000 and I'm a PC, You know, Mac, I hate to brag, but I have this new snapshot feature that I'd like to show off 00:00:09.000 --> 00:00:15.000 that allows me to restore files from the network that I've deleted without having to call IT. 00:00:15.000 --> 00:00:22.000 Sure, you're talking about snapshots, right? Well, Macs can do that, too, although it's just a little bit different. 00:00:22.000 --> 00:00:24.000 Shall I show everyone how it's done? 00:00:24.000 --> 00:00:30.000 Really? but I thought Macs could only write blogs and make home movies! 00:00:30.000 --> 00:00:33.000 Heaven forbid you can actually do something useful like work. 00:00:35.000 --> 00:00:40.000 Alright. Show 'em how it's done. 00:00:45.000 --> 00:00:52.000 So for all you Mac users out there, you can connect to your personal drive by clicking 'Go' and then 'Connect to Server'. 00:00:52.000 --> 00:00:56.000 You should have already done this to connect to your (H:) drive. Your path will look a little different 00:00:56.000 --> 00:00:62.000 in that it will say 'homeg' or 'homer' depending on the first letter of your username. 00:01:02.000 --> 00:01:06.000 Your username will be here instead of mine, and you'll click 'Connect'. 00:01:06.000 --> 00:01:10.000 This you should be used to doing on a daily basis to connect to your personal network drive, and here should be all of your folders and all of your files. 00:01:10.000 --> 00:01:13.000 and here should be all of your folders and all of your files. 00:01:13.000 --> 00:01:19.000 To connect to your snapshots, you would do a real similar process. Click 'Go', click 'Connect to Server', 00:01:19.000 --> 00:01:24.000 then at the end, we type in a tilde followed by the word 'snapshot'. 00:01:24.000 --> 00:01:30.000 Once you click 'Connect', you'll get a folder that looks real similar, except it'll be filled with 00:01:30.000 --> 00:01:33.000 folders that say 'hourly' or 'nightly' or 'weekly', 00:01:33.000 --> 00:01:40.000 and all this is saying is that each couple of hours it takes a snapshot of the current state of your network space 00:01:40.000 --> 00:01:44.000 and stores that in 'hourly.0', which is the most recent one 00:01:44.000 --> 00:01:47.000 After 'hourly.8', it takes those and puts those into 'nightly'. 00:01:47.000 --> 00:01:54.000 So if you wanted something that was four days ago, you would open up 'nightly.4', and here are all your files. 00:01:54.000 --> 00:01:61.000 You could go back, drag the file that you want back to your desktop or back to your network space, or you could open it, 00:02:01.000 --> 00:02:04.000 modify it, and save it where you wanted it to be. 00:02:04.000 --> 00:02:08.000 Overall, snapshots are stored for between two to four weeks and that may vary. 00:02:08.000 --> 00:02:14.000 Here you can see there might be up to seven, but only count on your files being there for two to four weeks. 00:02:14.000 --> 00:02:20.000 Remember, those files have to be saved to the network, and they really need to be there for over two hours 00:02:20.000 --> 00:02:23.000 to make sure that they've been included in the most recent snapshot. 00:02:23.000 --> 00:02:26.000 And if you're having difficulty doing this on your department drive, 00:02:26.000 --> 00:02:32.000 you can call the Service Request Desk at 503-838-8925. 00:02:35.000 --> 00:02:40.000 Fine. Fine. But to do it on a PC it's even easier. If you open up My Computer, 00:02:40.000 --> 00:02:45.000 you can simply open up the (H:) drive, which is your network space, and here is your list of files. 00:02:45.000 --> 00:02:52.000 To open up the snapshots, you can add the tilde followed by 'snapshots' in the address bar, 00:02:52.000 --> 00:02:59.000 and it will open up the same set of folders that show the snapshots, whether they be hourly, nightly, or weekly. 00:02:59.000 --> 00:02:63.000 You can open up any one of those folders, find the file or folder that you want to restore, 00:03:03.000 --> 00:03:06.000 and copy it back to its original location. 00:03:06.000 --> 00:03:12.000 This isn't just helpful for deleting files. If you overrode a file on accident, you would also be able to go 00:03:12.000 --> 00:03:16.000 and restore the original version from a few days or a few weeks ago. 00:03:16.000 --> 00:03:20.000 Great job, PC. You did that without a single restart. 00:03:20.000 --> 00:03:25.000 Are you feeling alright? Would you like to sit down and maybe run a defrag? 00:03:25.000 --> 00:03:30.000 No, no. I feel alright. I just keep tripping over this cord. 00:03:32.000 --> 00:03:35.000 What is this anyway? 00:03:35.000 --> 00:03:39.000 Go blog about that.