4. Material stored in your OUCS accounts
If you have your own personal computer, files can be saved direct to your hard disk. Otherwise, you can copy to external disk media. The size limit per disk is approximately 1200 Kb for floppy disk, 650Mb for CD and 4.5Gb for DVD. In the case of CD and DVD on Windows, you will need to complete the copying process using the Write these files task when you have dealt with all the relevant files. Before relying on the saved copy, you should check the disk by opening it via My Computer.
For help on use of the basic file copying facilities in this section, please contact college or departmental IT support staff, or the OUCS Help Centre.
Some email services may have a smaller space limit than OUCS services, so you might need to use the email saving methods to preserve your less active folders. This is also a safety net against accidental loss of the messages on any new system you use.
Take special care, when transferring individual messages to a new service, to check that they have all arrived. Commercial services, particularly the free ones, will not necessarily give an error reply if a delivery fails, so you must check positively that each one has arrived safely and also check to ensure it has not been sent to a junk or spam area.
Use an IMAP email client (e.g. Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Mac Mail) to transfer or copy folders from Nexus to local folders on your client system. If you are setting up a client for the first time, configuration information is available at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/nexus/email/clients.xml. Check that the folders are still accessible when your computer is not connected to the network.
- For a small simple site, browse your web pages and save copies of pages and images using your browser's Save As facility.
- Use a standard FTP client to transfer folders from the server to your client system. Windows-oriented programs such as WS_FTP or Internet Explorer will usually allow you to transfer the entire site in a single operation. For maximum portability, HTML files should be copied as ASCII, and images (.jpg, .gif, etc) as binary.
- Mount the web space to your PC and copy the files back to disk using normal file copy operations.
- Web space is accessible from your Linux account and can be copied using the methods recommended for Linux files.