Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Reminder: Netfiles will be retired in April 2016

I wanted to share a reminder that the Twin Cities has announced the retirement of the Netfiles online storage for April 2016. At this time, no action is necessary—we just ask that you find time over the next year to transition your data out of Netfiles. This affects both individual users and departmental accounts.

For more information, read Netfiles Retirement at the IT@UMN blog.

We recognize that retiring Netfiles doesn’t just mean moving files. In some cases, this also means changing other things. For example, you may have your vitae on Netfiles, or your department may link to forms and other documents available on Netfiles. (In both cases, note that it is possible to share a document or form via Google Docs so that you can link to it from a website.) The Twin Cities is letting us know about the Netfiles service retirement early in the planning process so that you can have the time you need to prepare.

To prepare for this change, IT has made these account changes effective July 2015:

  • Netfiles storage removed for all account owners who do not have files stored in their Netfiles personal directory.
  • Will no longer allocate storage space to new users.

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