Network Storage

CVM Network Drives
The College provides networked storage space for applications and user, department, and section files.  Files on these “network drives” are protected by varying levels of security and accessible based on permissions applied to Active Directory accounts and groups.  With the exception of the contents of the V: (volatile) drive, data stored on these network shares are backed up to prevent loss.

The “P” drive: For network-hosted programs, including UVIS.

The “S” drive: Commonly referred to as the “Shared” drive.  This drive contains folders of shared common space for various groups and organizations, with access to these folders restricted to the members of the groups that have had the folders created for them. Files that need to be permanently stored on the network should be stored on this drive. Please contact the CVM-IT Help Desk if you need a folder setup for such storage or if you need access to one of these folders.

Each CVM student, faculty member and staff member has a User Drop Box located on the shared drive. These are under S:\CVM\User-Dropbox and formatted as LastnameFirstname. User Drop Boxes are accessible by anyone in the CVM. User Drop Boxes should not be used for permanent storage, rather they are used for sharing of files between members of the CVM community. Please be aware that everyone in the CVM (including students) can access any User Drop Box.

The “W” drive: Commonly referred to as your “Home Directory.” It is your personal network drive space.  This drive is for anything you want to save on the network, but with access of the files restricted to only yourself.  There is a shortcut to your User Drop Box located in this folder.

The “V” drive: Commonly referred to as the “Volatile” drive. This drive is for temporary short term storage of files.  As such it is good for files which are being transferred between CVM members.  The data stored here is not backed up and therefore there is no ability for recovery of deleted files from this drive.  Since this is a temporary storage location, files may be cleaned up without warning from the drive space. Please make sure that you have copies of files stored here in other locations as well. Files that you need permanently stored on the network should not be stored on this drive. Please be aware that everyone in the CVM (including students) can access any content on the Volatile drive.