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Networks allow people from all over the world to interact. NC State's own data network provides the resources needed for faculty, staff, and students to communcate with each other. Such correspondance neccesitates a certain amount of storage space for keeping school and personal documents.

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Standard AFS

Students here at NC State are given 50 MB of AFS storage space, or quota, for keeping all their files on the University servers. There are times, however, when this is not enough. A professor may require group or individual projects which would cause the students to exceed their individual quotas. It is for this reason Course Workspace Lockers are available--to provide additional space for students should they need it.

This space can be accessed in a number of ways. On Suns, your default directory is your AFS space. Using the command "cd ~" will return you to it at any point. On Windows machines, the Wolfcall softwaare will mount this space as your K: drive. Additionally, you can use an FTP client and connect to http://ftp.ncsu.edu to access your files.

Course Workspace

Information within this system refers to an ITECS service. Please visit http://www.itecs.ncsu.edu for official documentation.

Instructors in the College of Engineering are the only people allowed to request additional workspace. The augmented quota is free of charge, but is not added on to existing quota. Course workspace works in conjunction with WolfWare to generate access lists to various lockers. Instructors can configure lockers for common access, group access, or student access; effectively granting or limiting access to certain groups.

It is important to note that the Spring 2003 semester was the first semester course workspace lockers were offered. They are still in the testing phase, so please be patient. Regular backups are not done on this space, and information is lost at the end of the semester the course is taught. Data is also not archived, so you must contact eoshelp@ncsu.edu for information regarding preservation of content before the end of the semester.

For more information regarding Course Workspace Lockers, pleace visit the official Course Workspace Lockers page. To request a Course Workspace Locker, go to the Locker Request page.

Research and Administrative Space

Information within this system refers to an ITECS service. Please visit http://www.itecs.ncsu.edu for official documentation.

This, however, is only for faculty to request more quota should students need it. What if, in the course of their research, they should happen to need more disk quota? Well, that is what the Administrative and Research lockers are for. This are secure lockers designed for materials that do not need to be on the Internet.

When requesting an administrative or research locker, faculty and staff must note who owns the locker, who has access to the locker, how large of a quota is needed, and a name for the locker. The configurations for the lockers are identical, but the paths to the lockers differ slightly.

Research lockers have the added option for individual user lockers. Should you desire for your research users to each have extra AFS space, we can create space for them under a "users" directory. By default, all memebers of the research group have the ability to see other users' research. If requested, this may be turned off; however, the locker owner will always have read privileges over the entirity of their locker.

In contrast to course workspace lockers, administrative and research lockers are backed up on a regular basis. They are backed up nightly and you can request a backup for any file no older than 28 days old. The locker itself can not be used for delivering any sort of web content. For more information on administrative and research lockers, plesase visit the Admin and Research Locker Request page.

Adding UserSpace to your Research Locker

http://www.eos.ncsu.edu/lockers/portal

On the site above, you should see your research space, under the section "Research". Click on it. The page you now see has some basic information about your volume, and 4 menus at the bottom.

Click "View/Edit User Volumes". Here you can delete old volumes, change quotas (click "edit") for individuals, or create a new user locker (type the unityID in the empty box, click "Add"). You may also request that lockers be deleted.


Mapping drives to Older NAS devices

Some older NAS devices are not able to handle the higher security settings that active directory uses. For example the Buffaloe NAS is inaccessible to active directory computers without a group policy to simplify authentication.

To fix create a new group policy that makes the following change. Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Security Options Network security: LAN Manager authentication level = Send NTLM response only

Connecting to a Share on a Active Directory computer from a non Acive Directory system

If a organization is in the middle of upgradding to active Directory it may need to be able to connect to a share on a Active Directory machine from a system that is not part of the domain. To do this go to START>RUN and type in the IP of the Machine that has the share. Then when prompted for user name and password . Type this in as the user name wolftech.ad.ncsu.edu\rdnorris (user name). After doing this you should be able to connect as long as that user has the correct rights to the network share.

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