We recommend creating regular backups of your EndNote Library and saving it in another location, preferably somewhere that is regularly backed up. The File > Compressed library option, enables you to save a single backup file containing your references and any attachments.
S:\ or P:\ Drive (CSU Network Drives)
Saving the backup of your EndNote Library to one of the network drives at CSU is a good idea, as these drives themselves are regularly backed up. However, it is not recommended to run your EndNote Library from this location as network latency may impact performance and corrupt your data. If you do need to revert to a backup of your Library, we recommend saving the compressed Library to your computer before opening it.
Cloud storage – Dropbox, SharePoint, Box Sync, Google Drive and iCloud
EndNote is not designed to work within a cloud based service, i.e. your working EndNote Library should not be run from this location. You can use cloud based services to keep a backup copy or share a compressed copy of your database file(s). If you have your EndNote Library files saved to cloud storage, we recommend you copy the files to your local computer before opening them.
External Hard-drive, USBs & CDs
A backup of your EndNote Library can be stored on external storage, reducing the possibility of the loss of data if something happens to your computer. However, unless you regularly backup the contents of your external storage, we recommend also using one of the locations listed above.