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:
All content stored on these servers, unless otherwise specified, is backed-up daily using Tivoli Storage Manager. Backups are stored for 30 days.
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:
- First, download and install the GlobalProtect VPN cleint
- Second, connect to the VPN
- Open File Explorer from the taskbar or the Start menu.
- Select This PC from the left pane. Then, on the Computer tab, select Map network drive.
- In the Drive list, select a drive letter. (Any available letter will do.)
- 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.
- Select Finish.
- If prompted for credentials, enter your Paws ID and password. You may have specify the domain by entering your username as LSU\Paws ID
Mac OS X
- Select the Finder by clicking the icon on the Dock.
- From the menu bar, select Go -> Connect to Server... or press Command-K.
- Enter the Server Address in the format smb://servername/sharename (e.g. smb://desn-knox.lsu.edu/Shared) and press Connect.
- 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 email@example.com.