Category Archives: File Server

Scheduled: Outage of P, G, Z drives

Update 1/4/19 @ 12:30PM: Upgrade has been completed.

Information Systems will be upgrading the file storage server that hosts the P, G, and Z network drives beginning Friday, January 3 at 7:00 pm through 9 am Saturday, January 4.  Because of the unavailability of these drives, logging into workstations on campus will be difficult or impossible during this outage.  This upgrade is critical to address security issues.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Information Systems Helpdesk: or 540.432.4357.

Scheduled: Multiple system outage

This Saturday, 17 June 2017, from 5pm to 10pm is a scheduled Information Systems outage. We will be upgrading a core network storage device. Many services are affected, including:

  • (web site)
  • Jenzabar EX, InfoMaker, and PowerFAIDS
  • myEMU
  • Moodle
  • Network drives (P:, G:, Z:, etc.)
  • Printing on the Harrisonburg campus
  • Phone  and voicemail service on the Harrisonburg campus
  • Remote desktop services
  • Wireless network access

Services not affected include:

  • Internet access
  • EMU Gmail
  • EMU Google Drive and G-Suite.
  • SSC Campus
  • 25Live room scheduling

As always we’ll update this post with any changes.

Please contact the Helpdesk with questions or concerns: or 540 432 4357 (x4357 on the Harrisonburg campus). (For best results, please contact us before the outage–our systems will be offline too.)

Corrupted files on faculty-staff Z: drive

We are investigating corrupted files on the faculty-staff Z: drive.

UPDATE: The faculty-staff Z: drive has been taken off-line because thousands of files on it are corrupted. We have no ETA on when it will again be available. Likely not until early Thursday morning (but that is purely speculative). JRutt 10/09 15:45

UPDATE: With the Z: drive off-line there will be extended login times for both students and employees, but only the EMPLOYEES Z: drive is off-line. JRutt 10/09 16:00

UPDATE: At about 18:05 all files from the overnight backup of Oct 8-9 on the Z: drive were restored and the files became available about 18:15. An email will be sent to the campus describing for users the impact of this incident and our recovery from it. JRutt 10/09 18:20