Remote Filestore Access

Your filestore is accessible via various remote network services so that you can use it from anywhere on the Internet. Some services work on all types of Computers while others are restricted to specific platforms. Please consult the table below to decide what method of access would be best for your needs.

Authentication is via your normal University login and password.

Access to Home Folders and Shared Filestore

Service Windows Unix/Linux Mac (including 'El Capitan') MacOS Sierra
Filr Yes Yes Yes Yes
SMB/CIFS n/a Yes* Yes* Yes*

* Experience may vary depending on OS Version.

Access to Unix Home Folders

Service Windows Unix/Linux Mac
SMB/CIFS Yes n/a Yes
SFTP/SCP Yes Yes Yes

Users are warned to disconnect properly from remote services, especially if using them from public places like an Internet café.

Filr

Filr allows you to easily access all your Home Folder files and folders from your mobile device (Android phone/tablet, iPhone or iPad), desktop PC or Mac and web browser.

Windows Virtual Desktop

The Windows Virtual Desktop Service (WVD) gives secure access to popular University software, your files and protected websites, whilst you're away from campus. It has the same look and feel as a managed University PC. You can connect from anywhere, using most devices, including your PC, laptop, tablet or Chromebook. You’ll need a browser and an internet connection.

SMB/CIFS

Samba (an implementation of the SMB protocol) is a useful service for users, allowing access to your Unix/Windows home directory from other Operating System

SFTP/SCP

scp and sftp are replacements for the old Unix rcp and ftp utilities, respectively. They send secure information (such as your password) over an encrypted connection making them preferable to the old utilities.

scp is useful for quickly sending a few files to and from machines. sftp is best for transferring large amounts of files interactively.

Microsoft OneDrive

All students and staff have access to Microsoft OneDrive, providing them with 5TB (5,000 Gigabytes) of secure online cloud storage. Login to OneDrive by signing into office365.ncl.ac.uk, select the App Launcher button in the top-left and select OneDrive.

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