Thursday, April 5, 2012

Seniors, Migrate Your Data!

Congratulations to the Class of 2012! As you transition from student to alum, plan ahead. Your Macalester electronic accounts will be disabled on Monday, September 17, 2012. These include not just your Google email, but also Google Docs, Calendar, Sites and other Google services; files you have saved on the G:, H: and M: drives, and any personal Web pages. You will need to migrate any files you want out of these accounts before September 17, 2012.

For shared files, especially Google docs, you should transfer ownership to someone else. By making another person (who is not graduating) the owner, a Google doc can continue to be shared and edited after your account is deleted.

You will continue to receive all-campus and all-student email postings until your account is closed. Full details and instructions on all services and what you need to do are posted on ITS' Graduate Techlist.

Depending on how much mail you have, it can take several days—even a week—for the Google Mail Fetcher to migrate your messages. Don’t wait until the last minute to begin migrating your data. Move it or lose it!

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