filesAs a Macquarie College staff member or student, there are a number of locations where your College data (such as documents and other files) can be stored.

There are two difference types of data – user data and shared data. To facilitate these types of data ICT Service has setup two configurations for the storage of this data – User and Shared Data Storage. When you access the service, you will only see the resources you have access rights to. You will not see other users’ User Data or Shared Data areas you do not have access to.

User Data

Documents and data which you do not need to share, and which are not College Records, should be stored in your User Drive.

User Drive (U:)

Your User Drive (also referred to as your Home Drive) is where all your documents should be stored as it is backed up on a regular basis.

Home Drives are used to store College related files for a single user and cannot be accessed by others. You can only have one Home Drive.

You can access your Home Drive directly from your computer and have it appear on your desktop as a drive icon. For SOE computers and pre-configured computers, this occurs automatically, for other computers you may need to configure your computer manually.

Your Home Drive is designed to primarily store MC work-related files. You are discouraged from storing personal documents, music, pictures or video files on your Home Drive.

Local Disk (C:)

Data can be stored on the local hard disk of the computer you are using but the data is not backed up and should only be used as temporary file storage.

Shared Data

Shared Folders (S:)

Shared folders have been created for specific administration areas on centrally managed servers which can be used to sharing data amongst people in the area.
You can access Shared folders directly from your computer and have it appear on your desktop as a drive icon. For SOE computers and pre-configured computers, this occurs automatically, for other computers you may need to configure your computer manually.

Policies

Backup

Shared folders and home drives are backed up on a nightly basis. Corrupted or accidentally deleted files can be restored within a few days of deletion or corruption by individual users. If it has been longer and you need files or folders restored contact the ICT Service Desk.

Drive Limits

• Staff home drive directory limit is ??GB. (TBA)
• Student home drive directory limit is ??GB. (TBA)

Content

The storage of files which breach Copyright, may be offensive, or contain malicious software in either home or shared folders is prohibited by the Acceptable Use of ICT Facilities policy.