Accessing the shared AOG Research drive
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The Applied Optics group has been allocated some file storage space by IS. It is backed up. Access via Linux has to be requested, so talk to Steve or Roger if you'd like access. It appears that once you get access, it is also linked to your Z drive available files.nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that once you mount the drive, you have total read+write access. Use with care.
Update December 2018: The research drive facility is no longer serviced, although active folders are still usable. Storage is now provided through Onedrive on office 365. As well as personal storage, new individual projects with a capacity of 1 Tb can be set up to replace the R drive.
Mounting the drive
To do this, you need to be root. If you don't know how to do this, are scared of doing this, or don't know the password, then ask someone who does. You should know who that is.
So, first make a directory which will host the mounted file system. At a command prompt, enter:
sudo mkdir /mnt/aog_disk
You'll be asked for the root password (of the linux computer you're working on).
The command to "mount" (ie access) the filestore is:
sudo mount -t cifs //uon4.ad.nottingham.ac.uk/r01/AOG-Linux /mnt/aog_disk -o username=uon_user_name,uid=aog_user_name
You'll be asked for your UoN password.
uon_user_name is your UoN username, used for email etc.
aog_user_name is your AoG username, used with the AoG linux network
If you enter both passwords correctly then you'll get no error, and when you cd aog_disk you'll be able to see the files. You should be able to read and write to all files, so caution is adviced.
Unmounting the drive
sudo umount /mnt/aog_disk
enter root password. ls /mnt/aog_disk should return an empty directory now.