Network storage (also known as network drives or network shares) is available to all colleges, departments, and groups. E&G funded entities receive free storage. Non-E&G entities may be subject to monthly fees. Storage is available as shared department drives and personal drives.
UNIVERSITY NETWORK DRIVES (SHARED DRIVES)
Campus Computing provides shared (or network) file storage drives and folders to departments. These shared network drives allow easy file sharing among staff within a department. Files are routinely backed up in the event of an accidental deletion. Employees given access to the department shared drives will see them listed in Windows Explorer. With a USF St. Petersburg VPN account, these files can be accessed from off campus.
Requests for access to University/Departmental drives must come from an employee’s supervisor or the department’s accountable officer. A valid Bayboro Account is required to access share drives.
Here is the list of shared network drives:
- Q: Academic Affairs
- R: Enrollment Services
- S: Student Affairs
- T: Administration & Finance
- U: University Advancement
PERSONAL DRIVES (P DRIVES)
Full-time faculty and staff members at USF St. Petersburg are eligible for a personal network share that only they have access to. This is commonly known around campus as the “P Drive.” The P: drive shows up as a network, or mapped, drive in Windows Explorer along with the other university shared network drives. The P: drive is automatically backed up and accidentally deleted files can be restored. With a USF St. Petersburg VPN account, these files can be accessed from off campus.
FILE BACKUP AND RESTORATION
Both employee and departmental file storage drives are backed up on a nightly basis, in case of accidental file deletion, file corruption, or server down-time. Faculty and staff members that need assistance with recovering files should submit an online service request.