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Group drive

BITS offers so-called network drives for groups ("Shared-LW") on its central storage system for faculties and departments. These can be used by Working Groups, administration and secretary's offices for interactive collaboration. They serve, for example, as a storage location for publications, official data, etc..

Scope of services

  • Storage space size as required
  • Redundancy through data mirroring across 2 data center locations
  • Snapshots
  • Backup
  • Protocol: CIFS

A maximum of one "shared LW" is offered per faculty/department. Standard size at department is 200 GB. A volume increase takes place in 50 GB steps.


Target group

  • Employees
  • Faculties and departments of Bielefeld University


  • Path and permission to the group drive or folder
  • BITS login name AD password


Authorization for access must be granted by the faculty/department or EDP supervision.

A request for a group drive can be made by the decentralized EDP supervisor via BITS.

Deployment times

Initial department of a group drive:
approx. 10 working days after commissioning.

Extension of an existing group drive:
approx. 5 working days after commissioning.

Duty to cooperate

For the initial provision of the service, personal coordination between the IT supervision and BITS is usually required in advance.
The supervision of the respective faculty/department is responsible for setting up the permissions on the directories of the group drive and for quota monitoring.


For employees with a PC workstation provided by BITS
Service Desk
Mo.–Fr. 08:00–16:00 Uhr
Tel.: 0521 106-6000

For other employees
Decentralised IT support of the faculty or institution.


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