Academic Storage (ACStore) at W&M attempts to meet the digital storage needs of faculty members and graduate students. When your existing personal H: drive is too small, or you would like to share your files with a group, ACStore can help store your digital research. You can access ACStore both on and off campus and retrieve backups of your space archived each morning. Information Technology offers ACStore accounts to W&M faculty members, graduate students and undergraduate honors students. Staff members can request storage through a short application process. Undergraduates not writing an honors thesis must have a faculty member request space on their behalf. Faculty members can also request group storage spaces that are accessible by multiple users. To get started, log in to our request system and submit a request for storage space.
A Note About Using ACStore
When working on files that require high levels of drive activity, such as data being used by the HPC, multimedia project files, GIS datasets, etc, data should be moved locally to the machine doing the work, and new data generated can be moved back to ACStore once processing is complete.
This storage system is for the exclusive use of materials directly related to academic endeavors at W&M. The use of this storage space is also subject to the William and Mary Acceptable Use Policy (Student Policy | Faculty & Staff Policy)
All users must place a request for storage space before it is created.Request storage space on ACStore through our request webpage.
Faculty members, graduate students and undergraduates conducting honors projects will automatically be given space on this server by request. By default faculty will receive 100GB and all other users will receive 40GB of storage space. Research groups will receive a total of 100GB of storage space following request approval.
Owners of group storage space manage access control (permissions) to their shares in conjunction with Information Technology.
IT will backup all storage spaces every day at 12:05am and will provide access to these snapshot backups to end-users. IT will archive daily snapshots for 42 days. There will be no live backups, tape backups or other off-site storage of any of the data by Information Technology.
Terms of Service
IT will do its best to keep this system available on a 24×7 basis. However, we reserve the right to schedule normal maintenance and will attempt to apply such maintenance during off-hours. Should the ACStore become unavailable, we will attempt to recover the system as quickly as possible, but should it fail for any reason outside of normal business hours, we cannot guarantee that it will be resolved until normal business hours.
Termination of Use
Data contained in ACStore will be deleted eight months after the graduation, separation, or termination of the primary owner of the individual or group research share “space” from the College of William & Mary. Data may also become unavailable due to a violation the College’s Acceptable Use Policy.