Shared file service gets an upgrade

by Cathy McVey, information technology services

To improve the management of files and reduce costs, IT services is currently moving the Windows shared file service to a new infrastructure.  The moves began Oct. 26 and will be completed by the end of 2015.

This means that files, folders and permissions you access or share on departmental shared file space (also known as G:drive or MUFiles) and personal file space (also known as M:drive or myFiles) will be moved to new servers and storage.  

Each academic division and major administrative office has a scheduled date they can anticipate moving. The current migration schedule is available; however, there is always the possibility of changes to this schedule.

The moves take about 4 hours to complete. Previous versions of all files will remain on the old file storage until the end of December, but you will only have read access to those files. After that date, the old servers will no longer be accessible.

Although this is not a flashy, new technology, these moves are an example of IT service’s investment in maintaining core services for the university. Following the move most individuals will not see any change in the way they access their shared departmental files.

If you encounter any problems accessing your folders/files after your department files have been moved, or if you have any questions about these planned moves, please contact the IT services support desk at 513-529-7900 or  Also, follow us on Facebook at Information Technology Services at Miami University and Twitter (@MiamiUIT).