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Home Directory Service

Online File Storage at UVa

Home Directory Service accounts will be affected by the Storage Migration happening on Nov. 25, 2014.

  • Accounts and their storage will not be accessible - there will be no access as each volume of storage is copied over to the new infrastructure; when completed, full access will be restored.
  • Download what you need to work on from your Home Directory account ahead of Nov. 25 at 11:00 PM. You can save it back to Home Directory after the migration is complete on Wednesday morning, Nov. 26.
  • After migration, and because of better security, users will be required to use VPN (Virtual Private Network) for off-Grounds access to Home Directory accounts.

The Home Directory Service is a centralized file repository for all UVa faculty, staff, and students. You can use Home Directory to:

  • Back up your important documents on the UVa network (time limitations apply);
  • Store files online to access them from anywhere; and
  • Easily publish files to the Web.

Access your files stored on Home Directory using either a software program installed on your personal computer, or using the Internet, from any computer that has an active connection to the UVa Network. If you are off Grounds, connect to the UVa network by using the UVa Cisco VPN Client (UVa Anywhere profile), before attempting to connect to the UVa Home Directory Service.

About Home Directory: An Introduction
Introduction to Home Directory, including its features and advantages, and how to get started using it.
Administering Your Home Directory Account
Information about passwords, file permissions and restores, and quota limits.
Accessing Home Directory
How to connect to Home Directory from a Windows, Macintosh, or Linux computer.
Home Directory Web Publishing
How to create and edit Web pages with Home Directory.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions and answers about Home Directory.

  Page Updated: Friday 2014-11-14 14:51:21 EST