For University of Minnesota departments, this service provides sharable “mapped drives” for staff and departmental data storage. Departmental Data Storage is intended for primary work and administrative data files used in everyday tasks. Files stored on this service can be accessed anywhere on a UMN system campus by any networked device, and via Virtual Private Network (VPN) when you are off-campus.

This service was formerly known as General Data Storage; or

  • Enterprise Network Attached Storage (eNAS)
  • Active directory file storage
  • Bulk file storage


  • Data is replicated to a secondary location, to prevent loss in the event of equipment failure
  • Snapshots are taken every 8 hours, 30-day retention
  • Files can be shared internally, within the University
  • Integrates with active directory Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux systems
  • Store data classified as "public" as well as most "private-restricted" data (see Data Security Classification Policy)