IT Announcement - U-drive decommission

Note: If you are GC Staff, GC Faculty or Research Foundation funded Staff, this notice applies to you.
Attention GC Faculty & Staff - please take note of this important announcement regarding your GC network file storage.

As we have noted in our announcements, legacy IT file storage systems, which have become old, slow, insufficient and highly constrained must be decommissioned. The legacy provisioning of “mywork (U:\)” network storage is being retired July 1, in favor of our recent web-based storage implementation, the “GC Drive” resource (powered by OneDrive for Business).
GC Drive” has the advantage of being web-based, allowing users to organize their files using metadata and folders; remotely access them from anywhere and at any time; and enable collaboration. 
Before you start the migration:

  • Do some data cleanup and delete unwanted files
  • Ensure your filenames do not exceed 40 characters
  • Ensure your filenames do not contain special characters such as ‘#’ and ‘%’
  • Ensure that any U:\ drive files you wish to retain have been relocated to your GC Drive prior to June 30, 2018 

Remember, effective July 1, 2018, your U:\ drive will no longer be accessible.
We appreciate your cooperation as we migrate from outdated infrastructure to more modern technologies.
For instructions on how to move your files to the GC Drive, please see the IT FAQ on U-drive to GC Drive migration that is now available. If you need assistance, please contact IT Services.
Information Technology


Submitted on: APR 17, 2018

Category: IT - Announcement