File Storage

 

H: Drive (File Storage)

After officially enrolling in GSLIS you are given a Home drive, or H: drive, on the GSLIS servers. When you log into the Mac OS on any GSLIS machine (including the lab and classroom machines) your H: drive will appear as your Home directory (labeled as your NetID).

The H: drive can also be accessed remotely.  This allows you to do things such as access a file from home that you saved on your desktop in the computer lab or run programs that you cannot run on your personal laptop.

By default you have 512 MB of file storage space in your H: drive, although under certain circumstances this may be increased.

Step-by-step tutorials on how to connect to your H: drive remotely can be found on the GSLIS Tech Tutorial pages:

  1. Through the classroom servers using SFTP.
  2. Through the classroom servers using SSH.
  3. Through Samba (in the GSLIS building only).

I: Drive (Web Publishing)

Your I: drive is a web-accessible file storage system that is available both within the GSLIS building and remotely. Before using your I: drive, you must read the tutorial and enable your I: drive web space.

After enabling your I: drive three folders are automatically created for you to use:

  • The People folder is publicly available and intended to be a professional space to keep materials such as a CV or resume.
  • The Public folder is publicly available to anyone with the URL, through searching or otherwise. This space is intended to house any assignment or web page that you want to share with the world.
  • The Private folder is not publicly available. Material housed in this directory is limited to users with GSLIS domain accounts. It is recommended that you store your assignments in this space.

For more information on how to access files on your I: drive from the web visit the I: drive GSLIS Tech Tutorial page. 

There are three ways you can connect to your I: drive for uploading, downloading, and editing your files:

  1. Through the classroom servers using SFTP.
  2. Through the classroom servers using SSH.
  3. Through Samba (in the GSLIS building only).

Course Drive (Web Publishing)

Instructors also have directories for their courses which contains two web enabled directories:

  • The Public folder is publicly available to anyone with the URL, through searching or otherwise. This space is intended to house any files or web pages that you want to be potentially visible by anyone.
  • The Private folder is not publicly available. Material housed in this directory is limited to users affiliated with the class, including professors, TAs, and students (as determined by Banner). It is recommended that you store content you would like only available to your class in this space.

For more information on how to access files on your course drive from the web visit the Course Drive GSLIS Tech Tutorial page. 

There are two ways you can connect to your class space's course drive for uploading, downloading, and editing your files:

  1. Through the classroom servers using SFTP.
  2. Through the classroom servers using SSH.

U of I Box (File Storage)

U of I Box provides 50 GB of file storage space for students, staff, and faculty. U of I Box provides secure, legal storage and access of confidential FERPA data. In addition, U of I Box gives you the ability to share files with other users.

For more information, see the University of Illinois Box documentation

Leaving GSLIS

Your file storage access provided through NetFiles will expire soon after graduation. File storage with GSLIS will be available for two years after you graduate.  Please consult our Leaving GSLIS guide for more information on account expiration.