Shared Storage

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Summary

Various units within the College of Art and Design utilize shared file storage on CoAD-maintained servers. CoAD IT currently maintains the following servers used for this purpose:

  • desn-designsrv2.lsu.edu
  • desn-knox.lsu.edu

All content stored on these servers is backed-up daily using Tivoli Storage Manager. Backups are stored for 30 days.

Connecting to Shared Storage

Off-campus

Shared storage is only available while on the campus network. If off-campus or on a non-LSU network, you will need to connect to the Virtual Private Network (VPN) before being able to access shared storage. To accomplish this:

  1. First, install the Cisco AnyConnect Client
    1. Windows Instructions
    2. Mac Instructions
  2. Second, connect to the VPN
    1. Windows Instructions
    2. Mac Instructions

For more information and trouble shooting, see this article.

Windows 7/10

  1. Open File Explorer from the taskbar or the Start menu.
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  2. Select This PC from the left pane. Then, on the Computer tab, select Map network drive.
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  3. In the Drive list, select a drive letter. (Any available letter will do.)
  4. In the Folder box, type the path of the server in the format \\servername\sharename (e.g. \\desn-knox.lsu.edu\Shared). To connect every time you log on to your PC, select the Reconnect at sign-in check box.
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  5. Select Finish.
  6. If prompted for credentials, enter your Paws ID and password.
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Mac OS X

  1. Select the Finder by clicking the icon on the Dock.
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  2. From the menu bar, select Go -> Connect to Server... or press Command-K.
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  3. Enter the Server Address in the format smb://servername/sharename (e.g. smb://desn-knox.lsu.edu/Shared) and press Connect.
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  4. If prompted for credentials, select Connect As: Registered User and enter your Paws ID and password.
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