By adding the current AFS space allotment for $HOME directories plus an average space allotment for a private volume of the engineering “people” locker, the NCSU Drive quota was designed to provide room for content from both spaces.
When logging in to remote.eos.ncsu.edu, users will find their NCSU Drive at /mnt/ncsudrive/<first letter of their Unity ID>/<Unity ID>/. Eventually, users will be dropped into this space by default instead of their AFS home directory. Users with computers in the NC State managed environment will be able to map this space to their Macintosh or Windows machines. Windows machines in the Eos labs will map this drive to B:\ at login.
Instead of a home directory being created for every single Unity ID when you enter the University system, the NCSU Drive space is created the first time a user logs in. This takes advantage of an auto creation feature in the new system.
First login first look:
Please wait, we are creating your NCSU Drive space…
Your NCSU Drive space has been created successfully! Please log out and log back in to proceed.
Press return to continue…
When the user presses return, they are logged out, then when the user logs in a second time the new space exists.
Unlike the AFS file system, the NCSU Drive cannot be configured to allow others access to your space. The NCSU Drive is a personal storage space that is not intended to be shared. If you have collaborative work, we suggest getting a shared Google drive.
After provisioning your space, by logging into remote.eos.ncsu.edu with an ssh application on your Mac/Windows/Linux machine, you can use an application like Filezilla to upload and download files. The scp and winscp services will also work.
The locker service for individuals on the people.engr.ncsu.edu domain included both file storage (private) and web service (www). The NCSU Drive will only provide file storage space. The files there will not be web-accessible. The locker service will be discontinued along with AFS at the end of the year so users of the people.engr.ncsu.edu domain are advised to move their sites to the University WordPress Service at wordpress.ncsu.edu or to Google Sites.
After the fall semester ends, OIT will move migrate all AFS home drives to cold storage. When that move is complete, faculty and staff who have created an NCSU Drive will have their AFS files ported to their NCSU Drive.
The NCSU Drive is not the same as Research Storage which is a different service provided by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) Research Storage has been developed to provide a secure and reliable solution to meet the data storage requirements of campus researchers and can be based on an individual researcher or a funded project. For more about Research Storage, please see the Research Storage Overview.