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File Access and Services

This section provides resources and information related to accessing and working with data on VTCRI systems.

  • How to Enable and Use Google File Stream

    What is G Suite’s Drive File Stream?  Drive File Stream is an application that runs on Windows or Mac that provide a cloud-centric implementation of Google Drive. In other words, it provides the same ...

  • Accessing Lab and Project Shares (Windows | 10)

    On FBRI provided Windows computers, the following drive mappings exist by default:  L: - Labs P: - Projects U: - User home directories. X: - Encrypted file system (limited access) Z: - Admin (organiza...

  • SSHFS to Mount Remote File Systems Over SSH

    The following article describes how to use SSHFS to securely mount a remote file system hosted on one of the FBRI Linux servers to your local workstation.  If you can successfully log into the sever v...

  • Accessing Lab and Project Shares (Mac | OSX)

    You can access your Lab and Project shares via your Mac through the GUI by following the steps below.  NOTE: You must be on the FBRI network or connected via VPN. [TIP: To create persistent icons for ...

  • Project Shares

    The FBRI provides each Lab with a shared storage space on the network for research data called Project Shares.  The Project Shares are typically organized in a one-project-per-folder structure and acc...

  • Lab Shares

    The FBRI provides each Lab with a shared storage space on the network referred to as a Lab Share.  The Lab Share is accessible by all members of the Lab and is intended for use within the group as det...

  • Home Directories

    The FBRI provides each user a private storage area on the network referred to as a Home Directory.  This is your space on the network and can be used to store files you wish to be protected on the net...

  • Drive Mapping / Login Script (Windows)

    If you are having issues mapping / accessing network drives on a Windows PC, especially if you are working remotely, you can use the process and scripts outlined below to restore your drive mappings. ...

  • Access Files on a Mac Over SCP / SSH (OS X)

    If you have SSH configured to access your office Mac computer, you can access files stored on it locally from a remote machine (requires VPN if off site).  Here's how:  NOTE: You Mac in the office nee...

  • Admin Shares

    The FBRI provides departmental and organization-wide storage areas referred to as Admin Shares.  Admin shares may be assigned to you depending on your role.  Examples include the HR share, Finance sha...