Start a conversation

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 ...

  • 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 VTCRI Linux servers to your local workstation.  If you can successfully log into the sever ...

  • Accessing Lab and Project Shares (Windows | 10)

    On VTCRI provided Windows computers, the following drive mappings exist by default:  L: - Labs P: - Projects U: - User home directories. Z: - Admin (organization-wide shares and common files) If these...

  • 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 VTCRI network or connected via VPN. [TIP: To create persistent icons for...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cloud and Sharing Resources (Google)

    Virginia Tech provides all students, faculty, and staff Google GSuite resources (Gmail, Drive, Docs, etc.) as part of your association with the University.  These resources can be used for storing and...

  • 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...

  • Encrypted File System

    To further assist with properly handling sensitive data, we provide an encrypted file system available to key members of each Lab at the FBRI.   The intent of this encrypted (at rest) file system is t...