Map or mount a drive to your home directory space or a Geode-Project space

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Before you begin

Before you can map or mount your home directory space or a Geode-Project space as a drive on your personal workstation, you first must email the UITS Research Storage team to request access to Geode for your IU ADS account (indicate the IU username for which you are requesting access). Once Research Storage notifies you that your ADS account has been granted access to Geode, follow the instructions below for Windows, macOS, or Linux workstations. (To use these instructions on a workstation located off campus, you must connect to the IU VPN.)

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Windows

  1. Press Win-e, and then, in the left column of the resulting window, right-click Computer or This PC.
  2. Select Map network drive.
  3. In the "Path" or "Folder" field:
    • Home directory space: To map a drive to your home directory space, enter the following path (replace username with your IU username; replace u and s with the first and second characters of your username, respectively):
      \\g2ex.rs.iu.edu\homedirs\u\s\username
      
    • Geode-Project: To map a drive to Geode-Project, enter the following path (replace project_name with the project name associated with the Geode-Project space you are accessing):
      \\g2ex.rs.iu.edu\projects\iu\project_name
      
  4. To configure the connection to use your IU credentials, make sure Connect using different credentials is selected, and then click OK or Finish.
  5. When prompted, enter the appropriate IU username prepended with ads\ (for example, ads\username) and the corresponding passphrase.

macOS

  1. In the Finder, from the Go menu, select Connect to Server, and then, in the "Server Address" field:
    • Home directory space: To mount your home directory space, enter the following path (replace username with your IU username; replace u and s with the first and second characters of your username, respectively):
      smb://g2ex.rs.iu.edu/homedirs/u/s/username
      
    • Geode-Project: To mount a space on Geode-Project, enter the following path (replace project_name with the project name associated with the space on Geode-Project you are accessing):
      smb://g2ex.rs.iu.edu/projects/iu/project_name
      
  2. Click Connect.
  3. In the window that appears, choose Registered user.
  4. In the "User name" field, enter your IU username, prepended with ads\ (for example, ads\username) to indicate the IU ADS domain; in the "Password" field, enter your IU passphrase.

Linux

  1. Log in as root, or use the su command to change to the root user, and then create an empty mountpoint directory (for example /mount_point.
  2. Mount the new directory:
    • Home directory space: To mount your home directory space, use the following command (replace username with your IU username, u and s with the first and second characters of your username (respectively), my_dir with the name of the local mountpoint directory you created, and local_user with the name of the local user account that should be granted access to your home directory space):
      mount.cifs //g2ex.rs.iu.edu/homedirs/u/s/username /my_dir -o user=username,uid=local_user,sec=ntlmv2,domain=ads
      
    • Geode-Project: To mount a space on Geode-Project, use the following command (replace project_name with the project name associated with the space on Geode-Project you are accessing, my_dir with the name of the local mountpoint directory you created, username with your IU username, and local_user with the name of the local user account that should be granted access to the space on Geode-Project):
      mount.cifs //g2ex.rs.iu.edu/projects/iu/project_name /my_dir -o user=username,uid=local_user,sec=ntlmv2,domain=ads
      
  3. When prompted, enter your IU passphrase.

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Last modified on 2020-07-28 15:44:30.

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