S & J Drive Files Move for All Faculty & Staff on March 27

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March 16, 2017


A few weeks ago, everyone’s S & J drive file paths were redirected to new file paths. This was done as prep work to move the files to new hardware (similar to what happened with H drive files in December). This said, the S & J drive files will now move to new hardware on Monday evening, March 27, starting at 10 pm.  The move is expected to end by 6 am the following morning. Please note, your files will be “read-only” during the move. 

Why?
The current file storage hardware is old and needs to be replaced. The move will occur in the evening to minimize any disruption to you.

What do I need to do?

  • If you have a Windows computer: Reboot your computer the following morning to make sure the change is updated. If you’re unable to access a file (we don’t expect this to happen, but just in case) please contact the Service Desk. (Note: if you’re working off-campus, the change may/may not occur, depending on how long you are connected to the VPN.)
     
  • If you have a Mac computer: You will need to manually add the new S & J file location the first time you want to access them by going to smb://filer.uncc.edu/dept which gets you to the S drive. You will then choose your department name to get to J. Please follow this FAQ that shows exactly what to do. 

Note: If you have manually mapped drives or created shortcuts to the S or J drives, they may need to be re-created after the move. This FAQ shows how. 

Will I lose permissions to the shared files?
No. Permissions are moved with the files.

Are the H, S & J drives going away?
Many people have asked this. The answer is no, or at least not yet. If a decision is made to change anything, campus will be notified well in advance.

If you have issues after the move, please contact the IT Service Desk at x. 7-5500 or visit the Walk-Up IT Service Desk on Atkins Library’s main floor.