In order to remove the reliance on our legacy IT infrastructure, we are commencing the migration of all data that currently exists in "P-Drive" staff folders.
Historically, these folders were created when staff commenced working in one of UWA's "Central" business areas (e.g. Financial Services, Human Resources, Campus Management). A number of these departments have gone through significant restructuring or renaming as a result of the renewal initiative, or business change in general.
In order to provide a consistent IT experience for all staff at the UWA, content from these legacy staff folders is going to be migrated to UniWA "home drives" (this is where your UniWA "My Documents" files are currently).
We will be migrating data in batches, based on the existing P-Drive department structure; as above, however, this structure is fairly out of date, and many staff have since moved to different areas, or no longer work at UWA.
Staff will receive an email detailing when their staff folders will be moved, and the actions required from them to ensure the migration runs smoothly, mainly:
- When the migration commences, your P-Drive staff folder will be placed in read-only mode. To ensure that none of your data is lost, please save and close any P-Drive documents you have open prior to the migration.
- If you access data in another staff member's staff folder, this will no longer be possible post-migration. Please move this content to another folder (outside of the "Staff" folder structure) in P-Drive so that you're able to continue to share these files.
- If you access data in an ex-staff member's folder, this will no longer be possible post-migration. Please move this content to another folder (outside of the "Staff" folder structure) in P-Drive so that you're able to continue to access these files.
Where to find your data
Once your P-Drive staff folder has been migrated to UniWA, you will no longer be able to access its former location. Instead, a full copy of everything in the folder at the time of migration will be moved to your UniWA home drive.
Former P-Drive location:
Post-migration UniWA home drive location:
If you run into any issues with accessing your data post-migration, or would like further information about the project, please contact your SDC.