Data Depot - Mounting and Sharing

Managing Data Depot Access

Requesting Access:

Purdue researchers may request access to ITaP Research Computing resources through the research account request tool. You will need to search for the name of your faculty advisor or department to make a request. (If you cannot find your research group, contact your advisor for more information)
  • Purdue researchers collaborating with faculty, staff, or departments who have purchased access to cluster nodes through the Community Cluster Program will be able to select one of the Community Clusters on the request form. All other Purdue researchers may request access to general use resources such as RadonHathi, and Fortress.
Once the request is submitted, an email notification will be sent to your faculty advisor requesting approval of your request. Account request approvals are left to the discretion of the faculty or appropriate Community Cluster partners. Please contact them directly regarding the status of your request.

Managing Access:

Purdue faculty and staff (or their manager designees) who have purchased access to cluster nodes through the Community Cluster Program can manage access to their nodes directly from the self-service research account management tool. Any account requests can be approved or denied from this tool.
There is an off-screen option to add users to the unix group that needs to be located and used within this tool.

Collaborators Outside Purdue:

A valid Purdue Career Account is required for access to any resource. If you do not currently have a valid Purdue Career Account, you must have a current Purdue faculty or staff member file a Request for Privileges (R4P) with their business office before you can proceed.

 

Mounting Data Depot Drives

Windows:

  • Windows 7: Click Windows menu > Computer, then click Map Network Drive in the top bar
  • Windows 8.1: Tap the Windows key, type computer, select This PC, click Computer > Map Network Drive in the top bar
  • In the folder location enter the following information and click Finish:
    • To access your Data Depot directory, enter \\datadepot.rcac.purdue.edu\depot\mylab where mylab is your research group name.
  • You may be prompted for login information. Enter your username as onepurdue\myusername and your account password. If you forget the onepurdue prefix it will prevent you from logging in.
  • Your Data Depot directory should now be mounted as a drive in the Computer window.

Mac OS X:

  • In the Finder, click Go > Connect to Server
  • In the Server Address enter the following information and click Connect:
    • To access your depot directory, enter smb://datadepot.rcac.purdue.edu/depot/mylab where mylab is your research group name.
  • You may be prompted for login information. Enter your username, password and for the domain enter onepurdue or it will prevent you from logging in.

Linux:

  • There are several graphical methods to connect in Linux depending on your desktop environment. Once you find out how to connect to a network server on your desktop environment, choose the Samba/SMB protocol and adapt the information from the Mac OS X section to connect.
  • If you would like access via samba on the command line you may install smbclient which will give you ftp-like access and can be used as shown below. For all the possible ways to connect look at the Mac OS X instructions.
    smbclient //datadepot.rcac.purdue.edu/depot/mylab -U myusername where mylab is your research group name and myusername is your username.

Last modified: 2018/10/17 10:00:8.314916 GMT-4 by sundeep.rao.1
Created: 2017/01/18 11:11:23.647000 US/Eastern by lawrence.j.bowden.1.

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