Most of the Scientific Computing have MacBooks. Since there's no good OS X backup solution deployed at NREL yet, here are a couple of options:
* Get a backup drive
Drives are cheap --you can get a 2 TB external for less than $150. Time Machine comes with OS X, is simple to set up, and is easy to use. Leave it at your desk and plug it in while you're working. Lock it up at night if you're extra paranoid. (If you're geeky, get a copy of Carbon Copy Cloner.)
* Use git to store your code. If your laptop dies, your code is somewhere safe.
* Use the IS personal network drive. You can drag-n-drop files into the network share. It's crude, but it'll work in a pinch.
To use your personal drive space:
Go to the Finder, command-k, smb://xhomea/home/<YOURID>
To get to the Scientific Computing Center's shared drive, to share
files with others:
Go to the Finder, command-k, smb://xshareb/2C00/
If you're into self-flagellation-like activities, you may want to read more about NREL's cyber security standards. This document would be a good starting point: