Connecting To Storage Space On Servers

Overview

There are numerous ways to make shared storage space on networked servers accessible to users. The shared storage space of Biology/Microbiology and Geosciences servers can be accessed using the SMB, SCP, and SFTP protocols. The SMB protocol is often referred to as (Microsoft) Windows networking; SCP and SFTP are FTP-like protocols but are more secure.

Below are links to guides for accessing data on servers in Morrill. In terms of choosing a protocol to use, if you're connected to the Biology/Microbiology/Geosciences wired network (not OIT's wired network), SMB will work. If you're accessing these servers from OIT's SECURE-1X or eduroam wireless networks or their wired network, or from off-campus, use SCP or SFTP; SCP and SFTP can also be used to access the shared storage space of the Biology/Microbiology and Geosciences servers from the Biology/Microbiology/Geosciences wired network.

SMB, i.e. Windows networking

  • Windows
  • OS X
  • Linux

SCP/SFTP, i.e. FTP-like file access

  • Windows
  • OS X
  • Linux