The methods of persistent access for these two storage types are CIFs (Unix/Windows/Mac) or NFS (Unix/Windows/Mac/HPC). The storage is visible within the HPC environment, if necessary (Typically at /Shared/<sharename> or /Dedicated/<sharename> via NFS. Customers may mount the storage externally (On campus, or via the VPN) via CIFS or NFS.
For transferring large volumes of data in, you have access to GridFTP, SCP and Rsync. See: Additional Data Transfer Options for more information.
Usage of these two services varies by PI, however, the storage does not need to be used for HPC. Using it as a target for CIFS or other backup types with local user processes or packages is generally appropriate. If you have questions or concerns please speak to us.
Instrument use of the services are supported; typically these are shared via CIFS and the instrument is using a service account with a hawkid, requested via the helpdesk.
Access and sharing of the storage is done via Unix and AD groups. FIle and directory permissions of the root level share are managed by ITS-RS and end users may manage the permissions of files and folders placed on the share.
PI's are generally given a group "Research-<sharename>" and anyone that the PI designates as able to read/write to the share is placed in that group by ITS-RS admins. Modifications to this groups membership are currently handled by ITS-RS administrators.