All students, faculty, and staff are given a personal storage share on the Amherst network. Often called the "U: drive" (because the Windows server logon script maps it to drive letter U:), it provides safe, secure storage for files that you don't need to share with others.
Features and Benefits
Automatic backup every night.
1GB capacity for your most important files. Faculty, staff, and thesis students can request increases by calling the Help Desk. Note that the storage technology used for personal shares is very expensive. If you need network storage on the order of tens of GBs, you should request project network storage rather than an increase in your personal storage.
If your personal network share is on the Userfiles server, it is also accessible using WebDAV. Just about all faculty and student shares, as well as many staff shares, are on Userfiles.
In the past Systems and Networking has set up folders on your personal share that you can let others have access to. As this is the role of project storage, SNG is discouraging this use of personal network storage.