Thursday 24 April, 2014

network storage

Accessing your account's network storage space

Every CSBS account includes network file storage space. This network storage is backed up nightly, and those backups are retained for six months. If you ever need a file that you've saved to your network storage recovered from tape, submit a request to the helpdesk.

There are several ways to access your network storage. When you are off campus you can upload and dowload to and from your network storage using SFTP. If you are on campus, connected to the CSBS network, you can map your storage to a virtual drive on a PC or MAC.

PC (Windows 7)

If you use a Windows PC on campus that has been set up by CSBS Computing, your N: drive is automatically mapped to your network storage. This means that you can open and save files directly to your network storage as if you were using a hard drive inside your computer.

  • Select "Computer" from your Windows Start button (bottom left corner)
  • Select "Map network drive" from the banner menu
  • Select N: for "Drive:"
  • Enter the following in the "Folder:" prompt:
    \\fs.csbs.utah.edu\unid
    (replace unid with your UNID)
  • Check the box labeled "Connect using different credentials"
  • Click Finish
  • You will be promted for your username and password, modify your username by
    appending @ad.csbs.utah.edu (i.e unid@ad.csbs.utah.edu)
  • Enter your password and click OK

Your network storage should now be available as your N: drive.

PC (Windows XP)

If you use a Windows PC that has been set up by CSBS Computing, your N: drive is automatically mapped to your network storage. This means that you can open and save files directly to your network storage as if you were using a hard drive inside your computer.

Here are the steps to map a drive to your network storage. Follow these if your N: drive is not automatically mapped.

  • Either from your Desktop, or your Windows start menu, double-click the "My Computer" icon.
  • From the menu bar at the top of the window, click "Tools" and select "Map Network Drive."
  • Choose any available letter for the "Drive". We recommend you select "N:"
  • Type "\\fs.csbs.utah.edu\unid" in the "Folder" text box replacing your UNID for "unid"
  • Click the blue underlined link titled "different user name."
  • Type your Unid preceded by "adcsbs\" (ie. "adcsbs\unid") in the "User Name" text box.
  • Type your CIS password in the "Password" text box.
  • Click "OK"
  • Click "Finish"

Your network storage should now be available to you as whatever drive letter you choose.

Macintosh (OS X)

Here are the steps to connect your Macintosh to your network storage.

  • From the "Go" menu, select "Connect to server".
  • In the "Address" text box, type "smb://fs.csbs.utah.edu/unid" (without quotes, case sensitive, replacing unid with your UNID)
  • Click "Connect"
  • At the user name and password prompt, type your UNID and password. 
  • Click "OK"
  • On your desktop, you should now see an icon that looks like a hard drive and is labeled with your UNID.

You can now open and save files directly to your network storage by choosing the "home" drive when you prompted to open or save a file.