This is a guide on how to access your SMB/CIFS network file storage hosted on Univeristy's Research Data Storage Service (RDSS).
Details of Your SMB/CIFS Share
The SMB/CIFS address of your share can be constructed from the NetApp server name, your faculty code and your collection name. The NetApp server is at research-cifs.unimelb.edu.au.
Address: //research-cifs.unimelb.edu.au/faculty_code-collection_name (e.g. //research-cifs.unimelb.edu.au/1000-2016UOM001)
Username: unimelb\your-unimelb-username (staff) or student\your-unimelb-user (students)
Password: your unimelb domain password
Connecting on macOS
From the macOS Finder
- Click Go -> Connect to Server...
- Enter the server address in the format smb://research-cifs.unimelb.edu.au/faculty_code-collection_name in the Server Address field and click Connect.
- If you see the "You are attempting to connect to the server "research-cifs.unimelb.edu.au" message, click Connect to continue.
- Click the Registered User radio box and enter your username with the format unimelb\username in the Name field, and your university password in the Password field.
- After the authentication, a new network drive will appear in the Shared section of the Finder's sidebar.
From the Terminal (CLI)
Start a Terminal window and create a local mount point (assuming the project is named: 1000-2016UOM001):
Mount the share with the following command (the domain is unimelb for staff, student for students):
Connecting on Windows
From the Windows Desktop (GUI)
- Open Windows Explorer, click on This PC then click Computer -> Map network drive from the top bar.
- Enter \\research-cifs.unimelb.edu.au\faculty_code-collection_name in the Folder field. If you wish to have the network drive reappear the next time you start your computer, check the Reconnect at sign-in box. If you are not on a University MOE machine, or if you want to connect to the network drive as a different university user, tick the Connect using different credentials box.
- If you are on a University MOE machine, you should be immediately connected to the network drive. Otherwise, you'll need to enter your credentials in the form unimelb\your-unimelb-username (staff) or student\your-unimelb-user (students) and your unimelb password.
- After the authentication, a new network drive will appear on the Windows Explorer sidebar.
Connecting on Linux
Unimelb SOE distribution
For NFS (assuming it’s setup with Kerberos security):
From the Ubuntu Desktop (GUI)
Open Gnome Files.
Click on Other Locations on the sidebar.
In the Connect to Server field, type the address of your NetApp allocation, according to the format smb://research-cifs.unimelb.edu.au/faculty_code-collection_name (where faculty_code and collection_name are substituted for your own values) and click Connect.
- Select Connect As -> Registered User and enter:
- Username: your university username
- Domain: unimelb
- Password: your university password
- Click Connect.
- After the authentication, a new network drive will appear on the sidebar.
From the Terminal/CLI
Start a Terminal window and install the cifs-utils package:
Create a local mount point:
Mount the share with the following command (domain is unimelb for staff, student for students):
NOTE: By default, mount.cifs tries to negotiate the highest SMB2+ version supported by both the client and server. Higher protocol versions provide better performance and security. You can specify a version to use, e.g. vers=1.0. See the mount.cifs man page for more information (with the command man mount.cifs).