NAS Snapshots and Previous Versions Overview
Description: About ITS offers a Network Attached Storage (NAS) file service solution. Departmental storage is hosted on \\storage.unc.edu. Personal home directories are hosted on \\myfiles.unc.edu. This document discusses snapshots and how you use them to recover previous versions of files and folders. Recovering Snapshots There are multiple ways to recover snapshots. The easiest method is to […]
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Data Backup Options
Description: Introduction The best way to ensure that you don’t lose important documents is to always back up your data in multiple locations. The more vigilant you are in your backup habits, the less likely you will face frustrating, and sometimes unsuccessful, recovery efforts. Class papers, notes, research, theses, dissertations, address books, and bookmarks are all […]
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Connected Backup – Data Retention and Deletion
Description: There are many variables that can impact the availability of your data on the Autonomy (formerly Iron Mountain) Connected Backup server. Below are the guidelines that should help to explain different scenarios where your files may or may not be available for restoration. You can restore the most recent version of any file that is […]
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storage.unc.edu FAQ
Description: What is storage.unc.edu? \\storage.unc.edu is central Network Attached Storage (NAS) system designed to provide the UNC Campus with CIFS based storage. The system is designed with a redundant mirror providing protection from hardware failure. The system will use Active Directory (ad.unc.edu) authentication for access permissions, and will be designed to meet a base level of […]
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How do I access my AFS space (H drive)?
Description: AFS space is available to you on the UNC-CH campus network. Before you can access AFS on your computer, make sure that you have subscribed to the ISIS (isis.unc.edu) service. To do so, go to http://onyen.unc.edu and click on Subscribe to Services. You will need a valid Onyen and Onyen password. To access your AFS […]
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How do I check to see if I have AFS tokens?
Description: On both UNIX and Windows, you can type the command tokens at a command prompt to check for the existence and/or expiration date of AFS tokens. From a Windows machine, you can also open the AFS Authentication application either from the padlock icon in your system tray (beside the clock), or from the AFS program […]
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Getting Started on storage.unc.edu (NAS)
Description: Introduction ITS offers a Network Attached Storage (NAS) file service solution. The service is hosted on \\storage.unc.edu. Departments receive a subsidized space allocation calculated against Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employee count. The departmental allocation is 10GB per FTE. This subsidized allocation will be provided as a block to the departmental group, sub-allocation within the client […]
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How can I tell if a file is in AFS?
Description: If you are unfamiliar with AFS, please see Introduction to AFS. From the Windows AFS client: Right-click on the folder. If the menu it brings up has an AFS entry, the file is in AFS. Non-AFS folders will not have this entry. From UNIX: Run one of these commands to check (replace path with the […]
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How do I backup data to a USB Memory Key?
Description: USB Memory Keys are portable storage devices that allow you to share data between computers with a USB port. They offer considerably more space for you to store files and are compatible with the ITS computers in the labs on campus, which makes printing a breeze. The size of these devices can range from 4GB […]
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Isis Package Manager (IPM)
Description: Description ipm is a software package manager that allows a user to access Unix applications that are available in Shared Dataspace. It works by manipulating the user’s login environment, the only requirement being that the user be running an ipm supported shell ( ksh, bash, csh, or tcsh ). For each software package added, ipm […]
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