Data storage: M, P and U -drives Windows 7

INTRODUCTION

This manual describes the central hard disks (M, P, and U) and the procedures to restore data.

On the UT Workstation are facilities for saving data. These facilities are for:

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Saving data safely;

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Sharing data;

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Installing software, templates, etc.

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Restoring data.

BEFORE YOU START

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This manual is written for Workstations with Windows 7.

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When making your way through the manual, you will often be required to perform actions. For these actions, a consistent style of writing has been used: references to text and buttons on screens are printed in italics, information that you have to enter yourself is printed in bold.

CENTRAL HARD DISKS

From the data saved on the hard disk of your Workstation no back up will be made. When you have trouble with you Workstation the hard disk could be erased. This is why it’s necessary that you save your data on the central hard disks. On an UT Workstation three central hard disks are configured by default:

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M: My documents/Home directory

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P: Project and organisation documents

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U: UT offer of documents (e.g. corporate design and software)

Home directory (M:)

This directory is meant for saving your own work documents. These documents are your own and can’t be shared with others. If you work for different organizations or you moved from one organization to another, then this home directory will remain the same.

The home directory: \\AD.utwente.nl\HOME\<inlogaccount> (e.g. \\AD.utwente.nl\HOME\wamozart) will be linked to M: by default.

This disk space is limited to 10 GB. Before you reach this limit you will receive a warning by e-mail.

Project and organization directory (P:)

This directory is meant for offering project data and organization data, as well as sharing data with others. In this directory you can only access the directories from the organization, associations, projects or groups you are in.

The project directory: \\AD.utwente.nl\ORG wil be linked to P: by default.

UT directory (U:)

The UT offers all kinds of documents concerning the entire UT. For example the UT corporate design documents with template information.

The UT directory: \\AD.utwente.nl\UT will be linked to U: by default

MANUAL CONFIGURATION OF DIRECTORIES

If the data hard disks (M, O, and/or U) are not available in the folder Computer, you can add this manually.

Step 1: File Explorer (Windows)

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Click File Explorer in taskbar

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Rightclick ThisPC

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Select Map network drive…

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Step 2: What network folder would you like to map?

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Select Drive M:

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Type \\ad.utwente.nl\home\Username

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Check Reconnect at sign-in

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Check Connecting using different credentials

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Click Finish

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Step 3: Enter network credentials

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Type AD\Username

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Type your Password

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Check Remeber my credentials.

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Click OK

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Step 1: Command prompt (DOS)

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Click Start.

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Type CMD.

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Press Enter.

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Step 2: Map network drive

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For the Home directory type net use M: \\AD.utwente.nl\HOME\<inlogaccount> (e.g. net use M: \\AD.utwente.nl\HOME\wamozart.

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For the Project and organization directory type net use P: \\AD.utwente.nl\ORG.

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For the UT directory typ net use U: \\AD.utwente.nl\UT.

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RESTORING INDIVIDUAL DATA

Sometimes you accidentally overwrite or remove files. To restore these kind of actions you can restore this data yourself using Previous Versions (PV).

For example when you accidentally overwrite or remove a file:

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Right click the directory where the file was saved.

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Click Restore previous versions.

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Select the date when the right file was available.

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Click Open.

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Copy the file to the desired location.

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BACKUP/RESTORE

Data is saved for one month on redundant hard disks. This back up will only be used for casualties like server failure or broken hard disks. It will not be used for restoring individual files.

SERVICE DESCRIPTION