Faculty and staff “H drives” and departmental shared “H drives” are temporary network storage space that is shared among all users. When this space reaches capacity, all users are denied access to the disk space until data can be deleted from the system. The University has accepted a recommendation from the Information and Instructional Technology Committee (IITC) that an allocation of 200 MB per individual and/or departmental share be established effective February 18, 2006.
Network Allocation Increase Request
A provision has been made for users to request temporary additional “H drive”
space. A Network Allocation Increase Request form is available for this
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After the form is completed and approved by the department head/chair, it is submitted to Computer Services at Station 6520. The 200 MB limit will be restored on the termination date indicated on the request. Please note, all “H drive” allocations will be reset to the 200 MB limit at the beginning of each academic year and subsequent requests for additional space may be required.
Alternatives to the temporary “H drive” limits are available for faculty and staff who require long term data storage. Alternate storage devices include CDs, DVDs, and a variety of flash or jump drives. Should individuals elect to store data on their desktop computer hard drives, it is incumbent on the individuals to backup these data.
If you are interested in a departmental seminar or personal consulting with a technician to help you effectively manage your “H drive” and/or to discuss alternate means of storage, please contact the Computer Services Help Desk at (205) 665-6520 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of the IITC and the Provost, we thank you for your understanding and cooperation as these new storage guidelines are implemented.