Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on Friday, Nov 5, 2021. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

SERVICE UPDATE: Home Drive (U: drive) Storage Service Decommission (ongoing)

Posted: 18:56:02, Friday, Nov 5, 2021   Expiration: 18:56:02, Thursday, Jan 5, 2023  

The process of decommissioning the personal home drive (known as the U: drive) started in December 2021. OIT has publishing guides for self-migration and can offer assisted or automated migrations to alternative cloud storage locations. (NOTE: Group or Departmental storage drives are not part of these service changes.)

Beginning December 2021: no new Home (U:) drives are being created and any unused or empty drives will be decommissioned automatically.

OIT asks individuals to consider the following actions:

  • Start reviewing the data in your Home Drive (U: drive) and delete unwanted files.
  • Select the appropriate documentation on how and where to migrate your data.
  • Select where you want to store your data: OneDrive, Box, or Google Drive.
  • For assistance or questions regarding migration of your personal drive storage please submit an OIT request online or via email to helpdesk@rice.edu.


-- Rice U: Diane Yee

Created: 04:57:04, Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021 (by Liz B.)
Updated: 18:24:03, Thursday, Jan 5, 2023 (by Diane Y.)