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Multimedia Development Lab Data Storage Policies

The Multimedia Development Lab is for the creation of multimedia projects involving video, audio, 2D animation, web design, graphics and all manner of digital media. In the Multimedia Development Lab there are two different types of machines: PCs and Apple Macintosh Systems.

The Multimedia Lab (EPC 238)currently has nine Dell computers. All of the Dell machines have two hard drives. The Local Disk(C:) is the hard drive where the software applications are installed. This drive has a program called Norton GoBack installed on it, and with this program, the system "re-images" each time an end-user logs into the system. Essentially, the purpose of GoBack is to , once you log off, GoBack essentially wipes out any work that has been saved on the C: drive, making it essentially a new computer. The Local Disk(D:) is the second hard drive on these computers. GoBack does not affect this drive and if you do not have your own external hard drive you may save your projects and files associated with the project here temporarily. Create a folder on the D: drive with your name on it before you start your project, and always keep your files within the folder.

We ask that you consider purchasing either a firewire external hard drive or a USB external hard drive to store your Multimedia projects on. Storage space is limited and multimedia projects take more room to store than normal documents.
If you do not have an external Hard drive, you must save your files to the D: drive, video files are usually too large for the student drive and they may become corrupted. Create a folder on the D: drive with your name on it before you start your project, and always keep your files within the folder. Stray files outside of folders will be deleted.

On all Dell machines, we ask that you please register your project in the book located at the Computer Assistance Desk. If you do not register your project, the project may be removed in order to give registered users more space when needed. You will need the following information to register your project:
-Name
-Date
-Folder Name
-Type of Project
-Machine #
-Course
-Instructor
-Remove Date

When you are done with your project, please remove the project from the hard drive of the machine so that others have more space for their projects. Computer Assistance personnel and IT personnel periodically purge the machines of their content, so we do not guarantee that your project will be saved. If possible, please back up all files to an external hard drive or by “burning” it to DVD or CD.

Variety Two
MAC OS X Panther

We have four G5 processor, Apple computers that come in two varieties. Two of our G5 Apple computers have dual processors and two of them have single processors. The two dual processor G5 Apple computers have two hard drives while the single processor G5 Apple computers have one hard drive. The machines with two drives have a smaller drive that house the applications and a drive that is called the “Scratch” drive. The “Scratch” drive is where you will save your project and any files associated with your project.
We ask that you consider purchasing either a firewire external hard drive or a USB external hard drive to store your Multimedia projects on. Storage space is limited and multimedia projects take more room to store than normal documents.

If you do not have an external drive and have a large video project, we suggest you use the dual processor models which are numbered as MEDIA MAC 04 and MEDIA MAC 05. Please remember to save all projects on these machines to the “Scratch” drive. These machine can be identified by their number or by the fact that they have much larger monitors than our other Apple machines.
• On all Apple machines, including MEDIA MAC 04 and MEDIA MAC 05, we ask that you please register your project in the book located at the Computer Assistance Desk. If you do not register your project, the project may be removed in order to give registered users more space when needed. You will need the following information to register your project:
-Name
-Date
-Folder Name
-Type of Project
-Machine #
-Course
-Instructor
-Remove Date

When you are done with your project, please remove the project from the hard drive of the machine so that others have more space for their projects. Computer Assistance personnel and IT personnel periodically purge the machines of their content, so we do not guarantee that your project will be saved. If possible, please back up all files to an external hard drive or by “burning” it to DVD or CD.
The type of DVD you buy is important. On our Apple G5 machines, you will need to buy DVD-R or DVD-RW. The Apple G5 machines do not burn DVD+R or DVD+RW type DVDs.