Save Files

To make sure your files are accessible, you need to store them on the H:\ drive (your network drive). Your network drive can be accessed on both Windows and Linux platforms.

When you logon to a computer in the SEAS or SEASAD domain your network drive (H:\) will automatically be mounted.

There are two methods to access files remotely.

  1. You can use an SSH client to access your network drive with a terminal interface.
  2. You can also access your files using a Remote Desktop connection.

Create a zip file

To create a zip file in Windows, select the file(s) that you want to be in the zip file. Right click the highlighted file(s) then select Send to, then Compressed (zipped) folder.

If you want a stand alone Zip program, Zipper is a free zip/unzip utility for Windows.

Map Network Drive

Map Academic Home Directory

Open Windows Explorer. From the menu, select Tools, Map Network Drive.

On the pop-up window enter these values:

  • For Drive, take the default selected or use drop down list to select another drive letter.
  • For Folder, enter \\nfs.seas.wustl.edu\home-lab
  • If you are not logged in to your WUSTL Key account, click Connect using a different user name and enter ACCOUNTS\WUSTLKeyUsername and your WUSTL Key password
  • When you are done select Finish. The drive will now appear as a valid drive attached to your computer.

Mac

Select Finder, Go, Connect to Server and connect to smb://nfs.seas.wustl.edu/home-lab

Enter these values:

  • Domain: ACCOUNTS
  • Username: WUSTL Key username
  • Password: WUSTL Key password
Map SEAS Home Directory

Open Windows Explorer. From the menu, select Tools, Map Network Drive.

On the pop-up window enter these values:

  • For Drive, take the default selected or use drop down list to select another drive letter.
  • For Folder, enter \\seas.wustl.edu\files\seas-users\username
  • If you are not logged in to your SEAS account, click Connect using a different user name and enter SEAS\login and your SEAS password.
  • When you are done select Finish. The drive will now appear as a valid drive attached to your computer.

Mac

Select Finder, Go, Connect to Server and connect to smb:seas.wustl.edu/files/seas-users/username

Enter these values:

  • Domain: SEAS
  • Username: Use your SEAS username
  • Password: Use your SEAS password
Map Research Home Directory

Windows

Open Windows Explorer. From the menu, select Tools, Map Network Drive.
On the pop-up window enter these values:

  • For Drive, take the default selected or use drop down list to select another drive letter.
  • For Folder, enter \\nfs.seas.wustl.edu\home-compute
  • If you are not logged in to your WUSTL Key account, click Connect using a different user name and enter ACCOUNTS\WUSTLKeyUsername and your WUSTL Key password
  • When you are done select Finish. The drive will now appear as a valid drive attached to your computer.

Mac

Select Finder, Go, Connect to Server and connect to smb:nfs.seas.wustl.edu/home-compute

Enter these values:

  • Domain: ACCOUNTS
  • Username: Use your WUSTL KEY username
  • Password: Use your WUSTL KEY password

Mount USB Drive in Linux Lab

  • Insert the key into a USB port.
  • Enter the command mount /media/usbdisk. If this does not work, try mount /media/usbdisk1
  • The files are now accessible under /media/usbdisk (or /media/usbdisk1).
  • Be sure to use unmount /media/usbdisk (or unmount /media/usbdisk1) to unmount the key before removing it.

Restore a file to a previous version

Academic Network Drive

Snapshots allow any user to restore their own deleted or modified files.

  • Snapshots are periodic backup records made of all SEASAD user files.
  • A snapshot is taken every four hours, starting at 4 a.m daily.
  • Once the day is up, the midnight hourly snapshot becomes a nightly snapshot.
  • Nightly snapshots cycle into weekly snapshots, therefore files which were on the system on a Sunday night will be retrievable up to a month after they are lost.

Restore Academic Files Using Windows

  • Log on to computer in the SEASAD domain.

     

  • From the Start menu select Run

     

  • In the text box enter explorer h:\.snapshot (Note: it is important to notice that a period is in front of the word snapshot).

This will open a window with several folders containing the available snapshots.

Decide which snapshot would most likely have the file you want to restore and double click on it (usually the most recent, which is hourly.0.

You now will be able to see your home directory as it existed when the snapshot was taken.

Locate and select the file(s) that you desire to restore.

  • Click the right mouse-button and select copy.

     

  • Double-click on My Computer and then your H: drive.

     

  • Click the right mouse-button and select paste to restore your files onto H:

Restore Files Using Linux

  • SSH into shell.seasad.wustl.edu
  • At the prompt type cd ~/.snapshot, to change to your hidden snapshot directory. Note: It is very important to notice there is a period in front of the word "snapshot".
  • Now type ls -l to list the available snapshots. The backup files available and when they were created will be displayed.
  • Decide which snapshot would most likely have the file you want to restore (usually the most recent, which is hourly.0).
  • At the prompt type cd hourly.0 (or substitute hourly.0 with whatever snapshot you desire to restore from)
  • If you now type ls -l you will be able to see your home directory as it existed when the snapshot was taken.
  • If you are proficient in UNIX, at this time you can just locate the file(s) you desire to restore and copy them back to your home directory, otherwise use the following commands.
  • Use the ls or ls -l commands to list the contents of a directory.

     

  • To change into a directory type cd and then the name of the directory you desire to change to.
  • When you find the file you wish to restore you can copy it to your home directory by typing cp filename ~
Research Network Drive

To restore files, map the network drive: \\fs1\research-home\SeasUser where SeasUser is your SEAS ID.

After the drive is mapped right click the folder/file you want to restore. Select Properties. Next select the Previous Versions tab.

Select the folder/files you want to restore and select the Restore button. A window will appear to confirm that you want to restore the file.