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Departmental file storage

Large network file shares are available for departments to store and share files through Netdrive (netdrive.uvic.ca).  These high-performance file shares are backed up daily and accessible from anywhere on the UVic network. They offer departments an excellent way to store, share, and collaborate on files.

Professors may also use the SFG Clients network share to share resources such as course syllabi, handouts, and readings with their students. Additionally, it may be used as a drop-box for digital assignments. All of the workstations in UVic's computing facilities have SFG Clients mounted, but you can also connect from your personal notebook or home computer, even from off-campus.

Who can use this service?

How do I request or access this service?

In campus computer facilities, SFG Clients are mapped as drive S: on the Windows workstations and on the desktop of Macintosh workstations.

Departmental file storage on Netdrive can be accessed either at the University or off-campus.  To access Netdrive, please see our Windows and Mac OS instructions for further information.

What is the cost for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When is this service available?

This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. You can be informed of service interruptions by subscribing to Informed.

How do I get help with this service?

Contact the Computer Help Desk for help with this service:

File storage options comparison

Personal storage space (UVic Individual Temp)

Departmental storage space (Netdrive)

SharePoint

Temporary network storage space that is available to all UVic students, faculty, and staff

Large high-performance network file shares for UVic departments to store and share files

Online platform used for document management, storage, communication and collaboration among teams

Who can use it?

UVic students, faculty, and staff

UVic faculty, staff and departments

UVic faculty, staff and departments

Who administers it?

Self-managed

Managed by department

Managed by SharePoint site owner

How can you connect to it?

From workstations within UVic computing facilities or off-campus through VPN using a valid NetLink ID account

At UVic or off-campus through VPN using a valid NetLink ID account

Through any online connection at UVic or off-campus using a valid NetLink ID account

Does it support collaboration?

No sharing options are available

Files can be shared with other UVic personnel who have permissions to access a particular storage destination

Files can be shared with any UVic personnel having a valid NetLink ID account and SharePoint site access