ITS Raising Awareness About Data Consumption
July 20, 2018
ITS anticipates that “S: drive” file services will fill in the next few months. To address this issue, ITS needs users to evaluate and manage files and folders that are being stored on these shared file services. Starting Aug. 2, users will receive email notification for folders that are using especially large amounts of space.
Why We Need Your Help
- Exceeding total space on the shared drive creates a degradation in service.
- The past year saw unprecedented growth on the S: drive.
- From fall 2017 through finals, data consumption caused degraded performance of S: and U: drives on April 16, 2018.
Items that will have the most impact on reducing the total used space include:
- Backups that ITS can assist with moving to a different service for storage
- Duplicate items (the same file stored in multiple locations)
- Virtual machines or archival content which should not be stored on the S: drive
If you receive a shared drive email, contact your TSP or ITS staff to remove any files that are no longer needed in department shared folders.
ITS is committed to find solutions that meet projected needs while still protecting user data in support of U of I and continuous improvement through technology. If you have any questions, your TSP and ITS will be happy to assist you. Request assistance at the ITS tech support portal https://support.uidaho.edu or email email@example.com.
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