UMIACS labs distribute shared data to workgroups onsite and outside UMIACS using a wide variety of protocols including FTP, SFTP, SCP, NFS, and SMB.
On-site clients can access project directories through the Network File System (NFS) and Server Message Block (SMB) protocols. Supported UNIX workstations map project directories to /fs/. Windows workstations map project directories as \\.umiacs.umd.edu\fs\homes\username. Project data storage may not be shared by default with every host, please send mail to staff to configure a new share.
Clients can also access data using authenticated File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), and Secure Copy (SCP) through UMIACS file servers.
Project Directories using Network attached Storage (NAS) are tuned for your workgroup's requirements and preferences. We use a variety of scalable technologies including logical volume management, Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (RAID), and logging file systems to accomodate very large scale data collections and high performance access to data.
Please avoid storing personal data in project storage allocations. Separating project data from personal data will simplify administration and data management for both researchers and staff.