This page presents the way to move data between your laptop (or a virtual machine/lab server) and the NAS.
Accessing DCSR NAS from home or UNIL network
Note: If you work from home, you first need to connect to UNIL's VPN using Pulse Secure (see VPN instructions).
Step 1: right click on Network in File explorer and choose "Map network drive…"
Step 2: enter the address of the Samba server and click to finish
Step 3: enter your Unil credentials and clikc "OK"
Step 4: click on "This PC" and then on the new network drive
It is possible to use a GUI but there are as much solutions as desktop managers. So here is a way to mount the NAS using command line interface. Don't forget to adapt the
username= field in the
sudo mount command by replacing
unil_username with your username at UNIL (ex.
mcurie for Marie Curie)!
# First install the packages # Debian/Ubuntu version $ sudo apt install samba cifs-utils # Fedora/RedHat version $ sudo dnf install cifs-utils # In the following, ~/nas is chosen as a mountpoint, but it could be elsewhere $ mkdir ~/nasdcsr $ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=unil_username,mfsymlinks,domain=ad,rw,iocharset=utf8,dir_mode=0700,file_mode=0700,uid=$(id -u) //nasdcsr.unil.ch/RECHERCHE ~/nasdcsr # Perform the reauired operations $ cd ~/nasdcsr … # When finished, don't forget to umount it $ sudo umount ~/nasdcsr
Step 1: open the Finder, in Go menu, select "Connect to Server"
Step 2: enter the NAS url (
smb://nasdcsr.unil.ch/RECHERCHE), you also may add this server as a favourite by clicking on + symbol
Step 3: enter your credentials
Accessing DCSR NAS from CHUV network
Windows and Mac users can install the graphical desktop client from DataExpedition as well if they wish so:
Here is an example of ExpeDat session:
On that screenshot you can see:
- The server of the NAS
- The user information (login and password)
- The explorer for the files located on your laptop
- The explorer for the files located on the NAS (note that the remote path must be set according to your personal working space)
- The get button to fetch files from the NAS to your laptop
- The push button to push files from your laptop to the NAS