SAMBA network disk (also known as CIFS) maps a remote disk over the network that behaves on the workstation as a local disk.
The network disk presents some advantages over the local disks, such as:
But also it presents some inconveniences:
All shared folders are hosted on the server disk.rp.upf.edu, exported over CIFS protocol. This protocol allows Linux, Unix, Windows and MacOS X clients.
There are two kinds of drives to map: personal drives and shared drives.
|Shared drive||Content||Backup||Acess control|
|//disk.dtic.upf.edu/username||Private user data||Diary incremental, weekly total, 2-weeks retention on the disk||Private user|
|//disk.dtic.upf.edu/resource||Collaborative project data||Diary incremental, weekly total, 2-weeks retention on the disk||Group membership|