The GWDG provides file systems to their customers. To improve reliability of these systems they are redundant and a backup is carried out daily.
To access the Windows network drives (archive, personal and group drives) from outside the GÖNET a VPN connection to the GWDG must be established. Access without VPN connection is only possible via SSH to Unix drives.
These systems are housing the personal folders (typically
P:\ drive) and shared network drives (typically
W:\ drive) for Windows, as well as the home directory
$HOME and the temporary home directory
$THOME for UNIX/Linux.
In addition to these drives the GWDG is providing a personal archive to every user which can be used by Windows and UNIX/Linux.
- For details on use with Windows, see: Fileservice for Active Directory
- For details on use with UNIX\Linux, see: Fileservice for UNIX/Linux
- For details on use with macOS, see: Fileservice for macOS
- For details on using the archives, see the following article: Data Archiving
To access the UNIX/Linux home directories on Windows, samba service can be used.
To access the personal network drive („P:“ drive) from UNIX/Linux SMB Utilities can be used.
Merging the „P:“ drive and the UNIX/Linux home directories is one objective of the GWDG. This has already been achieved for some of our customers.