Network File Storage (Personal and Shared)

Description

Secure, high-speed, on-campus Network Attached Storage (NAS) that can be mapped to a Windows network drive, mounted on a Mac via Command-K or accessed from off-campus locations via the VPN. Default quotas for individuals on home.ohio.edu are 20 GB. Departmental quotas on shared.ohio.edu are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Access

The directions below outline how to log in depending on the type of device you are using.

Windows

  1. If you are connecting from off-campus, make sure you enable Campus VPN before continuing.

  2. Enter the appropriate address into the "Run" (Windows 7) or "Search the web and Windows" box (Windows 10):

    • \\home.ohio.edu\home for personal storage

    • \\shared.ohio.edu for departmental, shared storage

  3. If prompted, enter your OHIO ID and password

  4. Your folder will open in a file explorer window

    • For shared storage, select your department from the list in the resulting file explorer window

Mac OS

  1. If you are connecting from off-campus, make sure you enable Campus VPN before continuing.

  2. Enter the appropriate address:

    • smb://home.ohio.edu/home for personal storage

    • smb://shared.ohio.edu for departmental, shared storage

  3. If prompted, enter your OHIO ID and password

  4. Your folder will open in a new Finder window

    • For shared storage, select your department from the list in the resulting Finder window

Who can access

  • Home folders: Current employees, current graduate students, retirees.

  • Shared folders: By departmental request. Access to an existing shared folder is subject to approval by that folder's departmental data owner(s).

How to request access

Individual folders

  • No request is needed. Folders on home.ohio.edu are issued automatically based on your role at the University.

Departmental folders

Features

  • Can be accessed from your computer similar to a hard drive

  • High speed

  • Drive mapping capability in Windows

  • Available in Virtual Desktop sessions

Additional resources

Join the Collaboration Tools Advisory Community

  • The Collaboration Tools Advisory Community is open to OHIO students, faculty, and staff who have an interest in collaboration tools including chat, remote meetings, intranets, and storage solutions.

Service support

Get help

  • Visit the Technology Help Center (help.ohio.edu) to get live support, view outages, and browse trainings.

Accessibility

Ohio University strives to make its digital resources and services accessible to all visitors, including those with disabilities who may also be using assistive technology. If special steps are necessary in order to improve the accessibility of experiences for end-users, those steps must be taken. 
 
If you experience a barrier that affects your ability to access OHIO websites, videos, online forums, documents, or other information technology, please let us know
For further information about OHIO's digital accessibility resources, see:

Security

The Ohio University Information Security Office strives to educate and empower the University community to appropriately manage risks and protect OHIO’s information and systems. This effort is facilitated through policies, standards, and information security risk management program, as well as other tools and guidance that are provided to the University community. This modern approach creates a safe computing environment in which the University community can teach, learn, and conduct research. 

For additional information about OHIO’s security resources, see:

 
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Details

Service ID: 132
Created
Wed 2/2/22 4:44 PM
Modified
Tue 5/24/22 2:53 PM