BUMC Y Drive Migration

As part of an ongoing project to centralize “commodity services” with IS&T, all files and folders on the Y drive will be migrated to the University’s central file service.

Each department will be moved separately, with a short down-time in the early morning before 7am.

Migrations have been scheduled for the months of July and August. The following dates below do not require confirmation from departments. If there are any questions about a migration date, please contact us at bumchelp@bu.edu .

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will my Y drive or network path change?

A: Y drive connections using \\ad.bu.edu\bumcfiles will still work normally. Paths that start with \\filesrvs.bumc.bu.edu will no longer work after this migration. If you cannot use the \\ad.bu.edu\bumcfiles path to connect, please contact us via the Service Desk.

Q: My Mac connects with the address smb://filesrvs.bumc.bu.edu. What will happen to my connection?

A: The connection will be lost, but you can regain access to the drive by remapping it using smb://ad.bu.edu/bumcfiles/. See our page on how to map your connection on a Mac: how to map the network drive.

Q: I use grants.gov, will anything happen to my folder?

A: The path to the Grants.gov folder will slightly change after the migration. When the new path is available for the Grants.gov folder, we will post it on our site for you to use when it needs to be remapped.

Q: Can I leave my files open overnight?

A: No, files on the network drive need to be closed to proceed with the migration. Any files left open will lose connection to the network drive during the migration. They can be reopened afterwards.

Q: Will I get disconnected from my mapped network drive?

A: After the migration, the connection to the Drives that use the path \\ad.bu.edu\bumcfiles will continue to function. Mapped Drives that use \\filesrvs.bumc.bu.edu will need to be re-added as paths to \\ad.bu.edu\bumcfiles.

Q: How do I reconnect to my mapped network drive?

A: See the page on how to map the network drive.