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Spectrum Protect is a backup/archive client from IBM that lets you back up and restore files to and from your server, or over the MIT network, to a secure, IS&T-managed server. Learn more.

How to Obtain


Spectrum Protect is available to MIT students, faculty, and staff for use on physical servers.


Spectrum Protect accepts new registrations for server backups only. To back up your desktop or laptop, download and register for a CrashPlan account.

Review the current list of IBM-supported operating systems.

IBM Spectrum Protect for faculty, staff, and students:

Before installation, register for a Spectrum Protect account. Once you register, you will receive an email with your nodename, password, and server address (required for product installation).

Mac OS:

Windows 64-bit:

Linux-Red Hat: