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Archiving and backup introduction

All users who store data, programs etc. on any sort of computer system need to give thought to the provision of backup copies; see further advice. You may also have important stored material which ought to be archived in some permanent form.

For backup or archiving, or for many other reasons, you may need to transfer files from one computer system to another; the file transfer pages give advice on ways to do this where UIS systems are involved.