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Jacobs departments have a directory on a shared network drive, starting November 30, 2009!
A shared network drive is file space on a file server in the network, accessible by Jacobs members as determined by their departmental membership. It is used by department members to collaboratively work on documents, spreadsheets, images, etc. with their colleagues.
If you login to a JACOBS Windows computer with your JACOBS domain account, the shared network drive is automatically available as drive J: For other computers, it is available as a network path. ...starting November 30, 2009!
Use it to store work-related departmental data instead of on local disks or in emails.
As tempting as it may be, please
DO NOT START USING THE J: DRIVE ON YOUR OWN!
Before the shared network drive can be commonly used, data has to be migrated from the old servers to the new drive.
IRC-IT is approaching the departments one-by-one to discuss, plan, and support the migration process.
Shared directory for every Jacobs University department
Every department at Jacobs University now has a directory on a shared network drive, where departmental data can be stored and exchanged.
The shared network drive is part of the University's backup system.
If you use a Windows computer in the JACOBS domain, and login with your JACOBS domain account (i.e., with CampusNet username and password), your shared network drive is immediately available as drive J: (as in "JACOBS drive").
If you already have a drive letter J: defined on your work computer, please change it to another letter! Contact Service Desk for Faculty and Staff if you need assistance.
Data will have to be migrated from the old admin... and faculty... file servers. IRC-IT is approaching the departments one-by-one to discuss and support the migration process.
Do not start using the J: drive before discussing data migration with Service Desk for Faculty and Staff!
"the admin server" and "the faculty server" will be deprecated soon, as is "the P: drive" (which really never existed in a structured way).
After data migration, there will be a quota on the network shared drive.
It is intended to use the J: drive for inter-departmental and research, teaching, and project-oriented data storage, sharing, and collaboration as well. This will be implemented after the departmental data migration has finished.
The shared network drive is also accessible by students, making collaboration with students in departmental work (and later: research, teaching, and projects) easier!
Because the shared network drive is accessible by a large audience, data security and protection must be taken seriously by all users!
Please see the FAQ shared network drive at Jacobs.