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== Summary ==
 
== 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:  
 
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''
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*''desn-designsrv4.lsu.edu''
*''desn-knox.lsu.edu''
 
  
All content stored on these servers is backed-up daily using [https://grok.lsu.edu/Article.aspx?articleid=6881 Tivoli Storage Manager].
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All content stored on these servers, '''unless otherwise specified''', is backed-up daily using [https://grok.lsu.edu/Article.aspx?articleid=6881 Tivoli Storage Manager].  Backups are stored for 30 days.
  
 
== Connecting to Shared Storage ==
 
== Connecting to Shared Storage ==
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=== Off-campus ===
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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:
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# First, download and install the GlobalProtect VPN cleint
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## [https://networking.grok.lsu.edu/article.aspx?articleid=20097 Download Instructions]
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## [https://networking.grok.lsu.edu/article.aspx?articleid=20098 Install Instructions]
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# Second, connect to the VPN
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## [https://networking.grok.lsu.edu/article.aspx?articleid=20099 Connection Instructions]
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<!--For more information and trouble shooting, see [https://grok.lsu.edu/Article.aspx?articleid=14785 this article].-->
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=== Windows 7/10 ===
 
=== Windows 7/10 ===
 
# Open '''File Explorer''' from the taskbar or the Start  menu. <br> [[File:Explorer.PNG]]
 
# Open '''File Explorer''' from the taskbar or the Start  menu. <br> [[File:Explorer.PNG]]
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# 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. <br> [[File:Drivepath.PNG|400px]]
 
# 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. <br> [[File:Drivepath.PNG|400px]]
 
# Select '''Finish'''.
 
# Select '''Finish'''.
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# If prompted for credentials, enter your '''Paws ID''' and password.  You may have specify the domain by entering your username as '''LSU\Paws ID''' <br> [[File:Pccredentials.PNG|400px]]
  
 
=== Mac OS X===
 
=== Mac OS X===
# Select the '''Finder''' by clicking the icon on the '''Dock'''. <br> [[File:Finder.PNG]]
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# Select the '''Finder''' by clicking the icon on the '''Dock'''. <br> [[File:Finder.png]]
# From the '''menu bar''', select '''Go -> Connect to Server...''' or press '''Command-K'''. <br> [[File:Connecttoserver.PNG]]
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# From the '''menu bar''', select '''Go -> Connect to Server...''' or press '''Command-K'''. <br> [[File:Connecttoserver.png]]
# Enter the '''Server Address''' in the format '''smb://servername/sharename''' (e.g. '''smb://desn-knox.lsu.edu/Shared''') and press '''Connect'''. <br> [[File:Serverconnect.PNG]]
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# Enter the '''Server Address''' in the format '''smb://servername/sharename''' (e.g. '''smb://desn-knox.lsu.edu/Shared''') and press '''Connect'''. <br> [[File:Serverconnect.png]]
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# If prompted for credentials, select '''Connect As: Registered User''' and enter your '''Paws ID''' and password. You may have to specify the domain by entering your username in the format '''pawsid@lsu.edu'''.<br> [[File:Maccredentials.png]]

Latest revision as of 18:21, 18 September 2020

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-designsrv4.lsu.edu

All content stored on these servers, unless otherwise specified, 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, download and install the GlobalProtect VPN cleint
    1. Download Instructions
    2. Install Instructions
  2. Second, connect to the VPN
    1. Connection Instructions

Windows 7/10

  1. Open File Explorer from the taskbar or the Start menu.
    Explorer.PNG
  2. Select This PC from the left pane. Then, on the Computer tab, select Map network drive.
    Mapdrive.PNG
  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.
    Drivepath.PNG
  5. Select Finish.
  6. If prompted for credentials, enter your Paws ID and password. You may have specify the domain by entering your username as LSU\Paws ID
    Pccredentials.PNG

Mac OS X

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