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AFS network file system

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.

AFS for Linux- / Mac OS X-Users

Your home-directory with your data lies at:

/afs/​math.uni-hamburg.de/​users/​GROUP/IDENTIFIER/
e.g. /​afs/​math.uni-hamburg.de/​users/​it/​fmnv165

Your WWW-homepage lies at:

/​afs/​math.uni-hamburg.de/www/​home/SURNAME/
e.g. /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/​www/​home/​xyz
or: /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/​users/​GROUP/IDENTIFIER/​public_html

AFS for Windows-Users

For windows users the path to the home-directory lies at:

\\afs\math.uni-hamburg.de\users\GROUP\IDENTIFIER\
e.g. \\afs\math.uni-hamburg.de\users\it\fmnv165\

Your WWW-homepage lies at:

\\afs\math.uni-hamburg.de\www\home\SURNAME\
e.g. \\afs\math.uni-hamburg.de\www\home\xyz
or: \\afs\math.uni-hamburg.de\users\GROUP\IDENTIFIER\public_html

How to setup Thunderbird and Firefox profiles in AFS

AFS-setup on self-maintained computers

Access Problems

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

Daily Backup

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

Important 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.

Example: /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/users/it/fmsv030/ has to be written as: \\afs\math.uni-hamburg.de\users\it\fmsv030\

User Directories

Home-Directory:

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/

WWW-Home-Directory:

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

Public-Directory:

  /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/public/<RRZ-Identification>
  /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/public/fmsv030
  • Normally, Home-Directories are readable only by the owner.
  • WWW-Directories can be accessed via WWW but normally only by their owner.
  • Public-Directories can normally be read by all users (worldwide!).

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)

Common Directories

WWW-Directory:

Directory:
  /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/www
Backup:
  /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/AFSBAK/www

Group-Directories:

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

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