As we approach the end of the
year, the question arises from students "will all my work (on the computer) be
deleted?". The simple answer is "Yes". In order to maintain clean servers,
folder structures and address student matriculation challenges, we need to
completely remove all student accounts. These accounts will be regenerated next
year at the beginning of school but we cannot currently retain the files that
were in students' folders.
So what is a student to do with
all their work? There are a couple of options available to those that would
like to retain their documents.
First, nearly every computer that
is less than two years old has a CD burning optical drive. Writable CDs are by
far the least expensive storage media and are usually easily obtainable. You can
write your files from the computer (and your "H" drive) to a blank CD using the
installed Roxio software application.
Second, USB Drives, sometimes
referred to as "thumb drives" or USB Keys are an excellent method of safely
storing valuable files. Investing in an inexpensive USB Key (as little as $12
at Costco) is a great way not only to back up your files but it also allows for
easy transferring of the files to your home computer.
Third, you can access your "H"
drive from home using the Novell Web Storage Access. Using this, you can
download all your files to your home computer, protecting them completely from
If you have any problems with
using any of these techniques to save your data, please work with your
instructor or call the ITS Help Desk.
We are currently in the beginning
stages of implementing a centralized storage facility that will allow accounts
to matriculate across school boundaries. This system design will allow a
student's account to follow them throughout their attendance within the Lucia
Mar District and remove our need to delete accounts annually. We hope to have
this system in place sometime next year as the budget allows.
TEACHER ACCOUNTS WILL NOT BE DELETED