With a previous request, research users can have two network disks types, exported over CIFS (SAMBA) protocol. This protocol allows Linux, Unix, Windows and MacOS clients.
Shared drives are collaborative work areas where the group of users share rights to read, write, modify and even delete the documents inside. These drives are deployed in the storage:
We explain in detail the differences:
|Shared drive||Content||Backup||Access control|
|NETAPP storage||Collaborative project data||Diary incremental, weekly total, 2-weeks retention on the disk||Group membership|
|LENOVO storage||Collaborative project data (datasets)||There is not a backup||Write and read rights for group membership, the other users can read the data|
|LENOVO storage||Individual data (HPC home)||There is not a backup||Individual|
It is possible to access by FTP too.
The network disk presents some advantages over the local disks, such as:
But also it presents some inconveniences: