Network File Storage

What is this service?

StFX offers a variety of network file storage options depending on who you are and your requirements.

Departmental Storage

StFX offers 50GB of departmental storage space. All files stored in the web space are restricted by the department administrator and backed up nightly. This storage space offers a method of allowing access to common files across a department. All files are backed up daily, and can be restored back to a maximum of 5 versions (changes); deleted files are maintained in backup for 365 days and can be restored up until that point.

Personal Data Storage

StFX offers 5GB of personal web space via the H: Drive. All files stored in the web space are restricted to the personal drive owner (unless permissions are altered by the owner) and backed up nightly. This storage space offers a method of sharing files via the web, accessible from any device. All files are backed up daily, and can be restored back to a maximum of 5 versions (changes); deleted files are maintained in backup for 365 days and can be restored up until that point.

Web Storage

StFX offers 5GB of personal web space via the W: Drive. All files stored in the web space are available publically (unless permissions are altered by the owner) and backed up nightly. This storage space offers a secure method of storing important files that are accessible from other computers on campus and from home.  All files are backed up daily, and can be restored back to a maximum of 30 days.

Off Campus Access

StFX patrons can use VPN connection for department, home (h: drive) and web (W:) access from offcampus.  This service allows students, faculty, and staff to remotely gain access to their H: and W: drives from anywhere with an internet connection. Files may be downloaded, and if edited, must be uploaded back to the server to update the files on the H: and W: drives.

File Backup and Restore

For departmental, personal H: drive and W: drive storage, all files are backed up daily, and can be restored back to a maximum of 5 versions (changes, ie number of times saved); deleted files are maintained in backup for 365 days and can be restored up until that point.

Why is it useful?

Files stored on network file storage are accessible anywhere with an internet connection, and are securely stored on StFX servers where they are backed up daily, ensuring your data is safe and secure.

How do I access this service?

You can access your H: and W: drive by logging in to a StFX lab computer. Alternatively, you can map the network drives to your personal computer by following our step-by-step guides:

   Windows

    macOS

Who can access this service?

  • Faculty
  • Students
  • Staff