Storage

DECS provides network storage space to departments and users for all needs.

Below is a list of possible drives that are available to users for storage:

Home

Everyone has home space. This space is assigned to you when your engineering account is created. This is your personal space and only you have access to it. In the DECS public computer labs your home space is mounted as the M: drive. Tips to help manage your space are located here .

Office

The office space is available to departmental administrative personnel. This space is created by a request from a department or unit. The access to this space is controlled through various mechanisms to restrict/allow access to materials or directories in the department networked office space.

Research

The research space is available to faculty, staff, and students. This space is used primarily to provide networked shared space with controlled access to research data. This space is created by a request from a faculty member.

Web

The web space is dedicated to users and groups for hosting web sites. This space is allocated independently from a user's personal web space. Personal web space is included as part of each user's home space. This space is created by a request from a faculty or staff member.

Courses

The courses space is available by request each semester for instructional content. This space is not preserved beyond the end of a semester. The intention is to provide space to deliver course materials and a space for students to work on shared projects together. Any material in the courses space must be moved to a different network drive location in order to be preserved beyond the end of a semester. This space is created by a request from a faculty or staff member.

OwnCloud

OwnCloud is a tool provided by DECS to allow groups to exchange files without all members having engineering accounts, but is password protected.  This space is created by a request from a faculty or staff member.

DFS

 

DFS (Distributed File System) is a mount point which can be used from Windows to connect to all the above networked storage locations. In the DECS public computer labs, DFS is mounted as the T: drive.

Scratch

 

Scratch space is a networked storage location for temporary file storage. This space is intended to temporarily store data that is too large to fit in your home directory. The scratch space is never backed up, and files or directories more than 7 days old are deleted. Do not store important files in this location.
This space is available on the all the DECS linux servers as /egr/scratch, and on the DECS Remote Desktop Services servers as the S: drive.