Rather than saving your documents on your computer's hard drive and backing up on an external drive, you can save onto a drive which is backed up nightly by LTS. It is accessible off campus via a VPN connection or through web access.
UW-Eau Claire owned Windows computers automatically map to your H drive and the W drive on campus. Mac users need to connect to drives each time the computer is disconnected from the network.
The table below explains the most common drives and their addresses. For more information on how to map to the drive, choose your operating system from the links on the left side. Not sure which operating system you have? This link will take you to a page on the Help Desk's site to figure it out.
|Home Drives (H:)
||Each UW-Eau Claire student, staff, or faculty member has an H drive for storing personal university-related documents. Only you can access your H drive; it is not meant for sharing files. Below are the addresses; insert your UWEC username where it says "username."
Windows - staff: \\staff.uwec.edu\username$
Windows - students: \\students.uwec.edu\username$
Mac - staff: smb://staff.uwec.edu/username$
Mac - students: smb://students.uwec.edu/username$
|Department Drives (S:)
||Set up for university departments to share files among the department's staff members. Replace "dept" with your department's name.
|Projects Drive (P:)||Provides large amounts of storage space for projects, commonly video assignments. Note that there is an assigned deletion date.
|People Pages (L:)||Since this is web enabled space, do not store private information in this drive. (e.g. blugold card #'s, social security #'s, or grades)
|Instructor & Student Drive (W:)||Allows for instructor/student collaboration and file sharing. Sometimes referred to as "deptdir" due to the address of the server:
|Drive for Media Viewed from the||Windows: \\media.uwec.edu\sharename$
|Departmental Software Drive (J:)||Windows: \\students.uwec.edu\software$
|Archive Drive||Windows: \\mass.uwec.edu\archive$
If you would like more information or need to know about other drives, such as the media drive, people pages, lucy, or the departmental software drive, please see the digital storage tool.