What is a Multidrive share repository and how do I request one?

NOTE: If you are looking for a Course Data Repository, please click here for more information on how to request one.

1.)  What is a Multidrive (M:\drive) share?

The Multidrive (M:\drive), is a folder that contains your shared network repositories (folders). M:\ drive does not refer to an actual shared folder, but rather contains links to your specific shared folders. The M:\ drive is backed up daily on IT’s servers and allows you to access previous versions of the files/folders simply by right clicking and choosing Properties and navigating to the 'Previous Versions' tab.

(M:\drive repositories can be set up for personal/individual or group access)

2.)  How to Request a Multidrive (M:\drive) share?

To request a Multidrive (M:\drive) share, click the below link and read through the description and fill out the required details under the “Asset Details” field as shown in the below screenshot. If you are unsure how to answer a question in the Asset Details, please leave it blank and a member of our Storage team will work with you to complete the template. All share repositories require the approval of a FTE staff or faculty member.

(Note: You will be required to sign into Service Desk Pro with your ISO credentials)

https://servicedesk.mtu.edu/WorkOrder.do?reqTemplate=3601&requestServiceId=305

 

For more information about storage, please refer to these Customer Support Center articles:

How do I manage my home directory quota?

http://support.it.mtu.edu/Storage/81688279/

What's the difference between my drive letters?

http://support.it.mtu.edu/Storage/70240447/

 

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