File and Web Services
ITECS provides file storage and web space to engineering students, faculty and staff free of charge. This allocated space, called a locker, resides in the campus AFS system so you can access it from virtually anywhere via its AFS path, starting at /afs/eos/ on Unix/Linux computers and J:\eos\ on Windows computers.
Only engineering faculty and staff can request and own administrative and research lockers. Faculty can also request course workspace lockers to get additional quota for their students to use in class. No web delivery is available from administrative, research and course workspace lockers.
- Get Administration or Research lockers (/afs/eos/lockers/admin/dept/locker/ or /afs/eos/lockers/research/dept/locker/)
- Get Course Workspace (/afs/eos/lockers/workspace/dept/course/section/locker/)
Web lockers provide space for the websites of student organizations, departments, administration and research. All web lockers must be organized under one of our hosted domains and must be requested by the domain webmaster.
Personal File and Web Space
Engineering students, faculty and staff can request and own personal (or "people") lockers under http://people.engr.ncsu.edu:
- Get Personal file and web space (/afs/eos/lockers/people/a-z/unityid/)
Because managing locker access and quota at the command line can be tedious and time-consuming, ITECS developed the Locker Portal web tool for this purpose. As a result, running fs and afs commands is NOT required or recommended. If you are the locker owner, a list of the lockers you own and instructions for adding and removing people to/from groups are at locker portal site at http://www.eos.ncsu.edu/lockers/portal/. You can also request additional quota and perform other routine locker-maintenance tasks.
A locker is a logically collected set of AFS volumes with its own quota and access control list (ACL). Paths to lockers always begin with /afs (on Windows lab and administrative computers, /afs is mapped to the J: drive). However, locker paths branch into different parts of the AFS file tree depending on how the locker needs to be configured for use. For example, web-locker space is configured for access by web servers, whereas non-web AFS space is not.
Engineering lockers are in /afs/eos/lockers/ and /afs/eos/engrwww/ and supported by ITECS. Wolfware course lockers are also in /afs/eos/courses/ but supported by OIT and DELTA, not Engineering, so contact wolfware AT help.ncsu.edu. More information can be found in the PDF documents below:
Engineering Locker Model Technical Specifications
Diagrams of Engineering and Wolfware File and Web Lockers
Storage and web locker volumes are limited to 2GB, but additional volumes can be added.
We back up your files every night up to 28 days.
You can also get more file space and build a web site in your Unity account.
Need more help?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for engineering file and web support.
University file and web support is available from OIT.