Introduction to Block Storage
Description: What is Block Storage? Block Storage is a service offered internally for ITS systems. The service provides external disk storage for enterprise applications like Oracle and VMware. Centalization of storage allows for disaster recovery and business continuity planning, as well as better disk utilization achieved by combining isolated pools of storage. The service is available […]
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Mac OS X: Archive and Install
Description: Table of Contents Introduction About Archive and Install How to use Archive and Install Tips and Notes Files and Folders that are Preserved Introduction This document discusses the Archive and Install feature of the Mac OS X Installer. To learn more about this feature in Mac OS X, see this document. Before reinstalling the Mac […]
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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 following: […]
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How do I request AFS space?
Description: Individuals affiliated with UNC who create an Onyen are eligible to receive, at no charge, an entitlement of data storage space for their use as members of the University community. ITS recognizes that the allocations available through individual space may not be adequate to meet departmental storage requirements.  For additional departmental allocations, please send email to […]
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How can I tell on which fileserver(s) a file/directory resides?
Description: In Windows Explorer on a PC, right click the file or folder on the network AFS drive. This brings up a menu which includes an AFS submenu. In the AFS submenu, select “Show File Servers”, which will bring up a dialog box showing the fileserver. For UNIX users, the fs whereis filename command returns the […]
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How Do I Burn an ISO?
Description: Table of Contents What is an ISO? How to Burn an ISO using Multimedia Center for Think Offerings How to Burn an ISO using ImgBurn More Information What is an ISO? An ISO image is a computer file that digitally represents the data and format of physical recordable media, such as CDs or DVDs. The […]
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\\ — Connect from Mac (NAS)
Description: About ITS offers a Network Attached Storage (NAS) file service solution. Personal home directories are hosted on \\ This document discusses how to connect to the service from a Mac using the built in “Connect to Server” functionality. Connect to \\ In the Finder, Select the “Go” dropdown menu. Select “Connect to Server” In the […]
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How do I backup data to a CD or DVD?
Description: A CD Writer is simply a CD-ROM drive that can save information to recordable CDs (CD-R or CD-RW). A DVD Writer is similar to a CD Writer, although it can also save information to recordable DVDs (DVD-R or DVD-RW). Before attempting to burn media, you should always know what type of burner you have and […]
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Research Computing: Contact Us
Description: By Web Complete the web form Submit a Help Request.  In the “Choose the Department or Service you need assistance with” drop-down, select ITS Services then under “Type of Help Needed” drop-down, select Research Computing. In the Problem Description box, describe the problem and specify your operating system (Linux, Windows, etc.), the name/version of the […]
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