AFS (Andrew File System) is the network filesystem at the department of Mathematics. The home-directories live there as well as the homepage-directories.
Unix- and Windows systems use the same filesystem. It is also possible to install the AFS on Mac OS X-Systems, Notebooks, self-maintained or private computers and use it also from home.
Your home quota is restrained to 25 GB of storage. The command fs quota displays the percentage of used quota. If more quota is required, please sent a well-founded request to the IT-Group.
Your home-directory with your data lies at:
Your WWW-homepage lies at:
For windows users the path to the home-directory lies at:
Your WWW-homepage lies at:
You can enter these paths directly in the address bar of the Windows-Explorer (the app with a yellow folder-symbol, not the Internet Explorer!) or – if you need to access the folders regularly – you can add a drive letter by right clicking on “This PC” and then “Map network drive”
When a new user account is added to a computer, sometimes this account can't access the AFS after being logged in to the computer.
A solution was found by Lena: Solution
For all directories stored in the AFS a daily backup is performed. In this way its always possible to access yesterdays version of your data. The 'public'-tree directories are also backuped daily in the AFS but are not hard-linked. If data from the 'public'-tree is needed please contact the IT-Group
On Windows the following paths must be modified. Each slash '/' must be replaced by a backslash '\' and the backslash at the beginning of the path must be doubled.
/afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/users/it/fmsv030/ has to be written as:
Directory: /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/users/<Group>/<RRZ-Identification>/ /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/users/it/fmsv030/ Backup: /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/users/<Group>/<RRZ-Identification>/AFSBAK/ /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/users/it/fmsv030/AFSBAK/
Directory: /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/www/home/<Surname> /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/www/home/peters/ Backup: /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/AFSBAK/www/home/<Surname> /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/AFSBAK/www/home/peters
Normally, because the owner can modify the access rights for his directories. (e.g. expand rights (permissions) for the Home-Directory or reduce rights (permissions) for the Public-Directory)
Directory: /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/www Backup: /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/AFSBAK/www
Directory: /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/groups/<Group> /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/groups/it Backup: /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/groups/AFSBAK/<Group> /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/groups/AFSBAK/it
<Group> in the path means the abbreviation of the research areas like: ad, az, dd, dm, oa, st