For data storage that has to be accessible to groups of people, project and scratch spaces are available.
This information is obsolete. The server no longer exists.
For projectspace, see Project space.
Initial data limit for scratch space is depending on need.
Accessing a scratch space is regulated through access control lists. Users (staff, students and guests) can be granted read/write access or read-only access. Access is controlled per space; it is not possible to refine access rights on a per directory basis.
Scratch space is not backed up and should not be used as the main place for storing important data. However, scratch space is ideal for making easily accessible back-ups of data that exists on other systems.
How to connect to a scratch space?
To map a scratch space to a drive:
- Open My Computer, then choose Tools → Map Network Drive...
- Select a drive letter.
- Enter the scratch folder you want to connect to.
- You may wish to check the Reconnect at logon option: this will ensure the mapping persists when restarting your system.
- Click Finish; you may be asked for your Solis-id and password.
- The new drive will appear in the list of available drives and can be accessed.
Using Windows 7
On Windows 7, as an alternative to the method described above, you can use the
net use command to connect to a scratch space.
Open Start → All Programs → Accessories → Command Prompt. Execute the following command:
net use <drive> \\intercon.science.uu.nl@SSL\scratch\<scratchname> /user:soliscom\<solisid>
<drive> substitute an available drive letter, e.g.
<scratchname> substitute the scratch name. For
<solisid> substitute your own Solis-id. After you have supplied your password, the connection is established.
Use the parameter
/persistent:yes to establish a connection that persists after you have re-logged in on your system.
net use /help for a list of further possibilities.
You will be shown all scratch spaces as directories, but you may open only those spaces to which you have been granted access rights.
Login to a Linux interactive shell, then change directory to the scratch tree
See under personal storage.
Applying for a scratch space
A scratch space can be applied for through the ITS Selfservicedesk. When applying, please state the following:
- simple name for the scratch space directory;
- preferred storage space;
- who should be granted read/write access (preferably as a list of Solis-ids);
- who should be granted read-only access (preferably as a list of Solis-ids);