If you are trying to access the J Drive (resource drive) on a new device for the first time, you will need to add it first. You can request the granting or removal of access to a Filestore folder using the "Filestore Access Form".
If you are away from campus, you will need to be connected to Global Protect Virtual Private Network (VPN).
1. From the Windows Start Menu type "This PC". It will appear a new window
2. Click on "Map network drive" icon and then "Map network drive" again from the dropdown
3. In the Map Network Drive window select network drive letter from drop down. In this case use "J"
4. Enter network location into Filepath: \\soton.ac.uk\resource\
5. Select "Finish". It will appear a new window with a list of folders: open the folder of your faculty or department
Once added, the J drive should stay as a mapped drive within File Explorer.
1. Click on the desktop background to produce the “Finder” toolbar along the top
2. Click on “Go" and then "Connect to Server”
3. Enter server address as: smb://soton.ac.uk/resource/
4. Then click on Connect. It will appear a new window with a list of folders: open the folder of your faculty or department
Once connected to the server, you will see a new icon under the Locations list:
1. sudo apt-get install sshfs
2. mkdir ~/sshfs
3. sshfs email@example.com:/home/rjs1g17 ~/sshfs
1. Enter: sudo apt-get install cifs-utils
2. To mount the drive on the command line they will need to first make a mount point (using UGLabs as an example: mkdir ~/UGLabs)
3. Mount the data area (the folder has a space in the name, it so it is probably best to mount it at one level up):
sudo mount -t cifs -o username=,domain=soton.ac.uk (for example: //soton.ac.uk/Resource/PhysicsandAstronomy/UGLabs/Courses/ ~/UGLabs/)
4. To unmount use (cd away from UGLabs folder first): sudo umount ~/UGLabs
Caja is the default file manager for the MATE Desktop Environment.
It makes it easy to manage, manipulate, and customize files and directories. Caja can access local and remote filesystems such as SSH, FTP, and WebDav (HTTP/HTTPS). See below for examples of usage:
1. Connect to your own folder on filestore:
2. Connecting to UDE/PersonalFile/Users:
Both of the above examples create a “Bookmark” named H:Drive and Z:Drive. Linux does not use drive letters in the same way that Windows does, but by creating appropriately-named H:DRIVE and Z:DRIVE it can prove useful for customers that are beginners in Linux, or those more familiar with a Windows environment.
Filestore Access Form - Request the granting or removal of access to a Filestore folder.
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