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Fileshares and backup areas

University provided network shares

These are regularly backupped network disk systems and provides best security for your files.

University home directories, 5Gb limit for personnels, visible through many server names ex. maaX and files-tite

  • \\\home
  • \\\home
  • \\\home
  • \\\home

'' server is not providing 'home' share anymore.

University provided department storage, 200Gb for whole department

  • \\\tite

Department level network shares

New file server -

Department is concentrating all information distribution services to new www server (, that includes file services too.

What happens:

  • all file shares located at (diso, schedir, regulus and so on)
  • main protocol used is samba for workstations and nfs for servers
  • nfs access is provide with virtual machine, you can access this through portti if you are in CTresearchVPN group.

Fileshares already ready for use:

Share description Samba/windows url NFS directory File share replaced
Applications, utilities and other software for department personnels, backup \\\software /net/www2/software \\\linuxapps
File share for temporary files, no backup, no quota limits \\\temp /net/www2/temp 1) NA
File share for project files, backup \\\projects /net/www2/projects 2) \\\itlab
Web server file area \\\www /net/www2/www 3) \\\www
CVS repository [NA] /net/www2/cvs 4) replace old cvs repository at

some guidelines for choosing your storage

It's fact that all storage systems might break anytime without warning. Departmental personnels have few options to choose when you think how and where you store your digital data.

Separate personal and work data

All computer resources at university are provided for work or study purposes, keep your personal data at home, at least do not store it using university resources. Examples of data which doesn't belong to university computer systems.

  • Music files
  • holiday photos and videos
  • Internet loadable media files

Choosing right place for your data is easier if you can identify type of your data ja sort it little bit.

  • Only meant for my eyes and nobody else is interested for them.
  • Project data which is available only for specified persons
  • Project data which is available to anyone in our department

Choices for data storage

location Amount Access control  backup level Location
workstation hard disk based on local hard disk capacity propably only you at your own responsibility NA
external hard disk based on ext hard disk capacity anyone who have access to ext hard disk at your own responsibility NA
university home directory 5GByte for personnels only you best5) \\\home6)
university provided dep. level fileshare 200GByte for whole department access control with university users and groups7) best8) \\\tite
departmental fileshares limited by server hard disk capacity access control with university users and groups9)  moderate10) \\\xxxx

Fileshare FAQ

1) , 2) , 3) , 4)
nfs share available only from
5) , 8)
daily, weekly, monthly and yearly with system to restore really old versions
same folders are shared from many places ex. from maaX servers
windows users and groups
ldap users and groups
daily, possible to restore files modified during last month