Using SFTP to Retrieve the Contents of AFS Space
Description: To retrieve the contents of an AFS directory space, first login to the campus sftp server,, by following the instructions on the document SFTP Service. You will be sent to your AFS home directory. To copy files from your AFS home directory to a local machine proceed as follows:   Linux To copy over a single file: […]
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New Requirements for the OpenAFS Client (
Description:   The ITS AFS cell has traditionally supported older versions of the OpenAFS client. Effective March 30, 2016, the old versions of the client are no longer supported. In particular, a new client methodology is required for the Windows platform. Historically, Windows only required the OpenAFS client. Windows now requires a combination of 3 […]
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OpenAFS Client Installation Guide for Windows
Description:   Introduction This document walks you through the process of installing the OpenAFS Client for Windows 64-bit on a campus computer running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. It also includes configuration information for connecting to the ITS AFS file space ( AFS is only supported on computers physically attached to the campus network […]
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How do I access my AFS space (H drive)?
Description:   How do I access my AFS space (H drive)?   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 ( service. To do so, go to and click on Subscribe to Services. You will […]
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OpenAFS Client Installation Guide for Linux Systems
Description:   Prerequisites Install the its-openafs-release rpm that grants access to ITS’s openafs yum repository, and the epel-release rpm that grants access to EPEL‘s dkms package: Red Hat 7: % sudo yum install % sudo yum install Red Hat 6: % sudo yum install % sudo yum install Red Hat 5: % cd /tmp % sudo wget % sudo yum localinstall […]
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UNC OpenAFS Client Installation Guide for AIX Systems
Description:   Prerequisites The following filesets are required: 1. krb5.client.rte 2. krb5.toolkit.adt Both filesets can be installed from the Expansion Pack CD. Loading AFS client binaries onto the local disk 1. Go to the openafs Package Space Downloads page. 2. Click on the name of the openafs version you wish to download. 3. Install the package: $ cd / […]
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Your AFS File Space at UNC
Description: What is AFS and Why Should I Care? AFS is a file system used by UNC to provide personal and group disk storage to anyone with an Onyen. Undergraduate students get 100MB of disk space; graduate students, faculty and staff get 250MB. You can keep important files and web pages in your personal AFS space, […]
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UNC AFS Client Installation Guide for Macintosh Systems
Description:   Loading the openafs package The OpenAFS client for Mac OS X 10.11 is available to download from When you download the AFS client, the installer’s disk image (DMG) file will mount on your desktop. Double-click AuriStor-client-0.43-ElCapitan.dmg, then double-click the Auristor-Lite.pkg icon in the pop-up: click Continue, and Agree to the licensing terms. In the Auristor Client Cell Configuration screen, enter the […]
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