Mount m-. p-, u-drive for Linux

INTRODUCTION

This manual describes the central storage disks for data (M, P and U).
Linux doesn't have drive letters but mount points.

The UT facilitates the storage of data in several ways. These facilities are intended for:

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Storing data safely.

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Facilitating the sharing of data.

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Installing software, and for templates, etc.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

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To use this guide, you need your own ICT account.

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The manual is written for Linux.

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No backup is made of the data that you store on the hard drive of your PC. If malfunctions occur on your PC, the data on the hard drive might be deleted. Therefore, it is essential that you save data on the central hard disks. At the UT you can link to three standard central hard drives:

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My Documents/Home directory

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Project and organization documents

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UT documents depositary (including house style and software)

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While going through this manual, you will regularly have to perform tasks. The manual maintains a set notation: references to text or buttons on screens are printed in italics; information that you must fill in yourself has been printed in bold.

Home directory

This directory is intended for the storage of your own work documents. These documents are your own and the data cannot be shared with others. If you work for several organizations within the UT, or you move to a different organization, this home directory remains the same.

The home directory: \\ad.utwente.nl\home\<login account>.
This disk space is limited to 10 GB. Before this limit is reached, you will receive an email alert.

Project and organization directory

This directory is intended for the provision of project data and organization data and for sharing data with one another. In this directory you only see the directories of companies, associations, projects or groups that you participate in.

The project directory: \\ad.utwente.nl\org

UT directory

Various documents are made available that are of interest for everyone at UT. An example is the UT house style with template information.

The UT directory: \\ad.utwente.nl\ut

MOUNTING DIRECTORIES MANUALLY

Step 1: Open a terminal window.

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Depending upon your Linux version, this can be found somewhere on your menu.

Step 2: obtain root privileges

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Enter sudo bash in the terminal.

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Enter your password.

Step 3: Create the directories where you want to mount.

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Create the directories in, for example /mnt: mkdir /mnt/adhome; mkdir /mnt/adorg; mkdir /mnt/adut

Step 4: Mounting the directories.

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Now mount your home directory: mount.cifs //ad.utwente.nl/home/username /mnt/adhome –o user=username

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Replace 'username' with your user name.

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Enter the password for your ad account if prompted.

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Now mount the org directory: mount.cifs //ad.utwente.nl/org /mnt/adorg –o user=username

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Replace 'username' with your user name.

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Enter the password for your ad account if prompted.

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Now mount the ut directory: mount.cifs //ad.utwente.nl/ut /mnt/adut –o user=username

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Replace 'username' with your user name.

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Enter the password for your ad account if prompted.

It appears that the org and ut shares contain DFS links that Linux cannot always properly follow.
It is therefore possible that you cannot see any files in these two shares. The home directory contains no DFS links and therefore always works.

SERVICE DESCRIPTION