Virginia Tech Network-Attached Storage (NAS)


Virginia Tech Network-Attached Storage (NAS)


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Background

Creating Network-Attached Storage Account

Finding Location of Network-Attached Storage

Accessing Network-Attached Storage

Sharing Network-Attached Storage

Getting Help


Background

Network-Attached Storage is file-level computer data storage connected to a computer network. Users can access the shared file or folder through Windows or Mac OS. You need a Hokies ID to access NAS. 

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Adding Network-Attached Storage 

  1. Go toOneCampus
  2. At the top of the page, type admin in the search bar.



  3. Click ADAdmin.



  4. Log in with your Hokies ID and password (see Hokies ID).
  5. Click the drop-down arrow next to Storage then Add Storage in the drop-down.
    • If Add Storage is greyed out, you already have storage allocated.




  6. Click Add Storage.



  7. Click OK.



  8. Click Close.



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Finding Network-Attached Storage Location

To connect to your NAS from your computer, you must retrieve your NAS space location. 

  1. Go toOneCampus
  2. At the top of the page, type admin in the search bar.



  3. Click ADAdmin.



  4. Log in with your Hokies ID and password.
  5. Click the drop-down arrow next to Storage then View/Edit Storage. 
    • If View/Edit Storage is greyed out, you have not created a NAS.




  6. Next to Location, make note of your NAS space location. 

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Accessing Network-Attached Storage

See also Finding Location of Network-Attached Storage.

Mac OS

  1. At the top left of your desktop screen, click Finder and select Preferences.



  2. Check the Connected servers check box.



  3. At the top left of your screen, click Go then Connect to Server.



  4. To access your personal NAS (go to Step 5 to access a departmental NAS): 
    1. Type cifs://storage.vt.edu/ABC/XYZ in Server Address field.
    2. Replace ABC with mystore or mystore2 depending on what's in your storage location
    3. Replace XYZ with your Hokies ID.

  5. To access a department's NAS, type cifs://storage.vt.edu/ABC in ServerAddress field.
    1. Replace ABC with your department's NAS name.



  6. Click Connect.
  7. Select Registered User.
  8. Type HOKIES/ABC in the Name field.
    • Replace ABC with your Hokies ID.
  9. Type your Hokies password in the Password field.
  10. Click Connect. An NAS icon will appear on your desktop.

Windows

 

  1. At the bottom left your desktop score, click Start.
  2. Type computer.
  3. Select This PC.



  4. At the top of the window, click Computer and select Map network drive.

  5. To access your personal NAS (go to Step 6 to access a departmental NAS): 
    1. Type \\storage.vt.edu\ABC\XYZ in the Folder field.
    2. Replace ABC with mystore or mystore2 depending on what's in your storage location
    3. Replace XYZ with your Hokies ID.

  6. To access a department's NAS type \\storage.vt.edu\ABC in the Folder field.
    1. Replace ABC with the department's NAS name.

      NOTE: If you are accessing Google Group type \\storage.vt.edu\GGbulkadd\ABC in the Folder field.

  7. Check the Reconnect at sign-in check box if you want the drive to be mapped each time you log in.



  8. Check Connect using different credentials if you are not logged into the computer with your Hokies account.



  9. Click Finish.
  10. Type Hokies\ABC in the Username field.
    • Replace ABC with your Hokies ID.
  11. Type your password in the Password field.
  12. Click OK.



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Sharing Network-Attached Storage

Share a file in a departmental Network-Attached Storage

  1. Connect to the departmental NAS. See Accessing Network-Attached Storage.
  2. Navigate to the file to share in File Explorer, right-click it, and click Properties.



  3. Go to the Security tab.



  4. Click Edit to add a person then click Add.





  5. Click Locations and select w2k.vt.edu.




  6. Click OK.
  7. In the Enter the object names to select field, type the person's Hokies ID or Central Services OU ID.
  8. Click Check Names and OK.



  9. Chose sharing/access permissions under Permissions.



  10. Click OK.

Share Departmental Network-Attached Storage Folders Between Windows and Mac OS

  1. Connect to the departmental NAS in Windows.
  2. Set permissions on the file. 
  3. Connect to the top level of departmental NAS in Mac OS.
  4. Navigate to folder with your Hokies ID.

 

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Getting Help

Contact 4Help for any support questions.

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