THE BAD NEWS 🙁
The Z drive network storage disk died this summer and became unusable mid-July. We were unable to access (from our end) any of the data, and all the tricks we had up our sleeves didn’t work (which included techniques like putting the drive in the freezer to cool off for a bit…)
THE GOOD NEWS 🙂
We contracted with an outside vendor (more on that later, in a separate email, because we setup a partnership with them should you ever need data recovery services yourself) and they were able to recover 99% of the data for us!
THE GREAT NEWS!
We will share the data back with you through Google Drive by request only. Why? Because we know that many of you have already backed up all your data to Google Drive, and may not need access to your Z Drive anymore.
So, simply let us know using the form below that you need access, and we’ll share the folder back with you from a backup account.
REQUEST YOUR Z DRIVE DATA (don’t forget to read the rest of the email below…)
Fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc50Yl49jl-OuSTlkvtZIw_CwXadc4C9JX9FjeAr7TBDnIUWA/viewform (must be staff at SCS)
We will not provide a traditional network file share for you (like the Z drive). Instead, we ask that you install and begin using Google File Drive Stream, which will act like, look like, and feel like a network drive.
Once installed, it will be known as the G Drive, and will function exactly like the Z Drive did, with the benefit of being accessible any place you have internet access also. At school, at home, from your mobile device, etc. Sweet!
DOWNLOAD DRIVE FILE STREAM TODAY
Start by downloading and installing Drive File Stream here: https://support.google.com/drive/answer/7329379?hl=en
Installation and setup takes less than 5 minutes, and once configured, you’ll see your Google Drive files in your G Drive on your PC. Any file that would normally open on your PC, like a SMART Notebook file, will open in the correct application.
I MAY NEED SOME HELP…
Several of you have already installed Drive File Stream, but… If you need help, contact one of the Technology Coaches for our district – Molly Klodor or Dan Stitzel, or Rick or myself. We’ll make sure you get it installed correctly.