File Storage Solutions

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RoyalDrive, our enterprise file storage system, will be retired at the end of 2018. It will be replaced with file storage solutions that provides our campus with secure file storage, mobile access and content sharing.

Your storage options and file migration process is outlined below. The process employs a gradual adoption of the new systems in an effort to limit the amount of disruption in day-to-day operations.

The information on this page currently only pertains to members of the Division of Information Technology.

IT offers you several methods for storing and sharing files. Deciding which solution to use depends on the sensitivity of the content, as well as who will need access to it and from where. We recommend you review and delete files you no longer need to reduce the file transfer times. The options are:

Network Shares

This is the only storage solution for restricted data. Files on Network Shares cannot be shared and can only be accessed on our campus (unless you use a remote solution). 

Please note: All sharing privileges are terminated when your files move over to Network Shares, even if you had pre-set sharing capabilities setup in RoyalDrive (such as tickets).

Where do you find Network Shares?

OneDrive for Business

Files are easily accessible from anywhere on all types of devices. It is a sharing and collaborative tool. You may already have this installed on your computer. 

Dropbox Business

This solution is only available to full-time faculty as a two-year pilot. Files are easily accessible from anywhere on all types of devices. It is a sharing and collaborative tool.

Where do you find Dropbox? All full-time faculty can access this storage in the my.scranton portal, on the Faculty tab. 

Department and group folders will be migrated by those responsible for those folders.

If you are responsible with the migration of department or groups folders, please consider the following:

February 5

  • Network Shares, OneDrive and Dropbox are available for personal file storage.
  • Network Shares Groups and Group Files are available for department/group storage.

February 7

  • Migration Informational Session 1 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in AMH 103 Cancelled

February 8

  • Migration Informational Session 2 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in AMH 103

February 12

  • RoyalDrive Migration tab goes live in the my.scranton portal to request IT to move files to Network Shares
  • RoyalDrive Migration tab goes live in the my.scranton portal to request help in moving department/group folders

February 13

  • Migration Informational Session 3 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in AMH 103

February 19

  • Migration Informational Session 4 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in AMH 103

February 23

  • Migration Informational Session 5 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in AMH 103

March 12

  • RoyalDrive becomes read-only for IT areas
  • Migration survey is launched

 

As we migrate our campus to new storage systems, IT has made various essential resources available to you.

Training Sessions

We welcome you to join our informational session to learn more about the storage solutions, types of data, migration process and a tutorial on OneDrive. No additional sessions are scheduled at this time.

OneDrive for Business cloud training sessions will be scheduled soon. Please contact Julie Brackeva-Phillips at julie.brackeva-phillips@scranton.edu for more information.

Migration Instructions

Instructions for migrating your personal files:

Instructions for migrating your department/group files:

Basic Use Instructions

Video Tutorials