Name: Central File Service (Home Drive)
Recommended For: Document storage
Audience: Staff, Faculty, All Students
Data Classification Types: Confidential and Unrestricted with Princeton University
Available Space: 5 GB per user
How to Get Started: Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost Associated with Service: none
The Central File Service - Home Drive, is a network folder that can only be accessed on Princeton's network, either while on-campus or through VPN. It can be accessed via Windows, Linux, and OSX devices through the following protocols: CIFS/SMB/NFS. It used to store personal documents.
There are automatic snapshots taken of all data under the following schedule:
The Home Drive can be utilized on Princeton's Linux services like Public Linux and the Nobel clusters.
A limitation of CFS is lack of access external from Princeton's network. Content cannot be shared directly through the internet. External access is only permitted through the VPN.
Note: If you are off-campus, you will to make a VPN connect to the University before accessing the Central File Server. Please refer to VPN: How do I Remotely Connect to Protected Resources for more information. Once a VPN connection is established, follow the instructions below to access drives on the Central File Server.