Frequently Asked Questions - BMC-IT


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  1. What are the recommendations for buying a new mac?     [jump in page]   2020-01-16
  2. What is the BMC-IT computer platform and how does it work?     [jump in page]   2019-10-08
  3. What do I do with old computers or phones?     [jump in page]   2019-08-27
  4. What should be done to introduce a new system administrator at BMC?     [jump in page]   2019-07-10
  5. We need more storage! Do you have a file server we can use?     [jump in page]   2019-07-10
  6. How do I take backup of the data on my computer?     [jump in page]   2019-05-29
  7. How to use the IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager aka TSM)     [jump in page]   2019-05-29
  8. How do I order a standard computer?     [jump in page]   2019-05-17
  9. What is Argos?     [jump in page]   2019-05-03
  10. How do I connect to storage at Argos?     [jump in page]   2019-04-25
  11. How do I manage access to a group storage at Argos?     [jump in page]   2019-04-25
  12. How do I order a group storage at Argos?     [jump in page]   2019-04-25
  13. How do I order a personal storage at Argos?     [jump in page]   2019-04-25
  14. What is Rrsync (restricted rsync)? How do I access PCFS storage over rsync?     [jump in page]   2019-03-14
  15. How do I map a network drive via SMB on Windows?     [jump in page]   2019-03-08
  16. How do I connect to a file server via SMB on macOS?     [jump in page]   2019-03-01
  17. We have a server, where should we put it?     [jump in page]   2019-02-25
  18. My Windows computer is running out of storage. What is using it?     [jump in page]   2019-02-13
  19. Where do I store my data? How do I take backup?     [jump in page]   2019-01-22
  20. What about the GDPR?     [jump in page]   2019-01-11
  21. Do you have a virtual machine (server) I can use?     [jump in page]   2019-01-11
  22. How do I mount my home directory or shared storage at HNAS?     [jump in page]   2018-12-21
  23. How does the new Adobe Creative Cloud Named license model work?     [jump in page]   2018-12-10
  24. How do I send a large file to someone outside (or inside) the university?     [jump in page]   2018-10-16
  25. What are the bitrates for different digital video quality?     [jump in page]   2018-06-13
  26. Do you have some examples of fanless computers we can buy?     [jump in page]   2018-06-05
  27. What is ransomware and CryptoLocker?     [jump in page]   2018-03-23
  28. How do you secure delete data from the computers and servers?     [jump in page]   2018-01-11
  29. After my employment at the university has finished, may I bring home my old computer?     [jump in page]   2018-01-11
  30. How do I get deduplication to work in Linux?     [jump in page]   2017-12-12
  31. My Android device is running out of storage. What is using it?     [jump in page]   2017-12-12
  32. What is the point with the zone files.uu.se?     [jump in page]   2017-12-07
  33. What service levels does BMC-IT have compared to others at the university?     [jump in page]   2017-08-23
  34. Why use the university central storage (HNAS)?     [jump in page]   2017-08-16
  35. What is the cost of a PC file server?     [jump in page]   2017-06-02
  36. My mailbox is full! What do I do?     [jump in page]   2017-05-31
  37. How do I access my home directory?     [jump in page]   2016-10-10
  38. How do the different types of storage compare to each other?     [jump in page]   2016-06-23




1. What are the recommendations for buying a new mac?

See also: How do I order a standard computer?
See also: What's the name of the connector?

General information
Always talk to UIT before ordering a computer. That way, we minimize the risk of problems after the products have been delivered.

Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP)
The university is part of Apple's Device Enrollment Program (DEP). When ordering a new macOS computer, you also need to order a DEP registration. To add a computer to the university Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) you need to place an order in Produktwebben.

About accessories
Apple has switched to using only USB-C as interface for their MacBooks, which means that old adapters no longer work. There are adapters that convert to USB-C, but the cost is about the same as getting new ones, so we suggest that you replace the adapters to follow Apple's recommendations.

You should think about whether you want a docking station on your desk or not. It reduces the number of adapters you need to connect each day. You probably need one or more adapters anyway (e.g. Apple Multiadapter HDMI and/or VGA) for your computer bag, for when you have to present something and need to connect the computer to a projector.

In addition to this, Mac users should always have an external hard drive that backs up the entire computer with TimeMachine. This hard drive should always be connected to the computer on the desk and then stored in a safe place when not in use. Don't bring it when travelling!

Please note that all prices mentioned below are subject to change!

Computer
We recommend at least Intel Core i5 with 16 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD storage or better.

Display adapters

Docking station

Network adapters

If you don’t want a docking station you need a network adapter to connect to the department network.

Display

Keyoard

Mouse and trackpad

External disk

To use with local TimeMachine backup

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