Resolved: Faculty & Staff Storage Server Migration – Friday, May 10

  • Start: Friday, May 10, 10:45 p.m.
  • End: Friday, May 10, 11:30 p.m.

The location where the files of faculty and staff are stored (their home directory) when using a CAEN Engineering Base Desktop (EBD) computer will be migrated to a new storage system at 11:00 pm on Friday, May 10, 2024. While this change is taking place, we recommend that people do not use those computers for a period of approximately 45 minutes from 10:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on that date. We also recommend that people reboot their computer sometime after 11:30 p.m. Before they start using it the next day would work.

Any files that faculty and staff may have changed in the previous 24-48 hours may not be immediately available after the migration due to the syncing process. However, it is anticipated that they will all sync by the end of the weekend. No files will be lost in the migration.

Only the latest versions of the files will be migrated. No previous versions will be copied. Following the migration, if you need a previous version of a file from before May 10, 2024, you can submit a request to [email protected] asking that the ITS Storage Team assist you with recovering a file from engin-storage.

This change will not impact files accessed via the student home directory storage space on CAEN Lab computers (engin-labs). Those files will be migrated at a later date.

If you need emergency support during that weekend, please contact [email protected] or the CAEN Help Desk at