The ESS provides all Hamilton employees a central location to store and backup critical files from their Macintosh and PC desktop computers.
The Employee Storage Server (ESS) provides:
Every employee at Hamilton College is provided with disk space on the Employee Storage Server (ESS) to back up and/or store their critical documents and other electronic data from their office computer. Each academic and administrative department is also provided shared space for employees within the department to use to share documents or data with each other. Campus space is provided for employees to use to share files with employees in other departments
Each employee at Hamilton is given an initial disk quota of three Gigabytes (3 GB) to store their own personal files and data. Each department and campus space is also given an initial quota of One Gigabyte (1 GB).
Requests for increases in disk quotas are handled by the ITS Network and Telecommunications Services team on an individual basis.
Individual employees or departments may request a permanent increase in their ESS disk quota each year in increments of 500 MB. Requests for space greater than 5 GB in size will be handled on an individual basis. A maximum of 10 GB of space per employee is allowed. Additional ESS disk space is available on a temporary basis for special projects, research, or instructional needs. Any requests for additional space will be referred to the Instructional Technology Services or Desktop Integration Services teams for alternative arrangements.
The requestor must provide a time limit for the request, i.e., when he/she expects to no longer need the space (the time should not exceed one semester). Since the increase in disk quota is temporarily allocated, it is the requester's responsibility to either request an extension or to "backup" her/his files to another area when the additional quota expires.
Any access to students. Students have their own storage server (SSS)
A place for you to backup your entire hard drive. The storage space we are providing is only to be used to backup or store your critical files. Most of your hard drive space is used to store applications which need to be completely re-installed if there were ever a problem with your machine, so it is pointless to back them up.