Why?

To improve data availability and security as well as reduce cost, file storage changes are being made by WPI Information Technology (IT) during Spring/Summer 2022.

Action Needed

View additional details in Actions as each change takes place.

Details

Below please find a general overview of the changes taking place. Coming Soon! -  each change will have its own news item  containing additional details and links to instructions. In each change, data will be completely moved by IT. During the move, data will be read-only.

The IT team is here to help you through each of these! Please do not hesitate to send questions or concerns to us at its@wpi.edu.

Website File Access - May 2022

Files on users.wpi.edu will be migrated by IT to a new server. Websites will not experience downtime and website URLs will not change. The procedure for updating websites will be simplified. 

Personal Shares for Staff - July 2022

Files currently stored at R:\\storage.wpi.edu\HOME\My_Documents will be moved by IT to Office 365 OneDrive. The files will be accessed using the OneDrive Windows/MacOS desktop app or iOS/Android mobile app or web app, rather than through the My_Documents folder which will no longer appear. 1 TB quota is available.

Department Shares - Starting Summer 2022

Files currently stored at storage.wpi.edu/dept/department name will be moved by IT to Office 365 SharePoint.  The files can be accessed using SharePoint's web Graphical User Interface (GUI) as well as through a mounted Windows, Mac, or Linux share. (Mapped drive letters for Windows are not supported.) IT will work with departments on scheduling, preparation, and new access procedures.

Personal Shares for Faculty, Students - July 2022

Files currently stored at R:\\storage.wpi.edu\HOME will be moved by IT to a new server. A subsequent email will instruct you how to mount the new fileshare via Windows, MacOS, or Linux.  1 TB quota is available. (Research requiring additional quota is available through Academic and Research Computing.)