Video Files on your P drive

f you store an audio or video file on your P drive, you will receive the following notice.


From: []
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2018 11:02 AM
To: Your Email Address
Subject: Notice from GCC Computer Services
This email is from the File Manager on the Home server. You have stored either a video or audio file on this server. Please consider whether or not this is the proper location for this file. GCC offers cloud storage for video files. Email for assistance.



Most importantly, this is a legitimate email from Computer Services.

Long term storage of audio and video files on your P drive is strongly discouraged. Media files are generally larger than other types of files and do not change over time. Which means that the backup process will back up your unchanged — and large! — files on a regular basis, taking up space in both the P drive as well as the backup.

Video (and audio) files can be stored in Ensemble, the college video storage service. You can still download the file from Ensemble, if the original file is needed, as well as view the file on the web at any time.

If you do not have an Ensemble account, send an email to and we will be glad to set one up for you.

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