Category: Storage

Using external Cloud Services

This topic collects and provides information relating the usage of external cloud services at ETH. If not else confirmed, any data, uploaded on an external cloud provider, gets basically stored in a data center that can be located everywhere on the world. This aspects collide with the ETH compliance regulations that describes some stipulations regarding different classes of data. A […]


polybox is a Dropbox-similar ETH on-campus storage.  The service offers 50 GB of storage on the ETH storage facilities. The service is available to all ETH members and is free of charge. Please note that polybox is not a functional substitute for the ITS NAS service. In particular, synchronized folders should never contain the original file. […]

Home drive

The consolidated location for your Home drive is \\\groups\mavt\group-name\Users\Username. The Home drive folder is connected automatically when you work with a managed device.

Group public drive

Group Folders The consolidated location for group and project data is \\\groups\mavt\group-name. The group folder is connected automatically when you work with a managed device.   

Windows: Map network drive

Accessing Shares Open “File Explorer” next to the “Start” button. Select “Computer”. In order to connect to a folder click on “Map network drive” at the top of the window. Alternatively you can right click on “This PC” in the sidebar and select “Map network drive…”.     A new window pops up where you […]

Windows: Recover deleted files

Backup A backup of the home directory is made daily by TSM (Tivoli Storage Manager) with a 3 month retention time. There is no backup for data stored on local disks. Previous Versions Additionally, 4 snapshots (checkpoints, aka previous versions) are taken on the home folders during 16 working days. As soon as a file of folder […]

macOS: Recover deleted files

To restore a deleted file follow the guide below: 1. Open Finder and go to “Go-Connect to Server”. Enter the server path to your drive: e.g. smb:// 2. You can now get an overview of different drive versions stored on the server. The name of the folder symbolizes time of backup. With drag and drop […]

macOS: Connect to a remote folder

In the Finder, choose Go > “Connect to Server.” Type the network address for the folder in the Server Address field, example: smb://   Enter your eth-user account and eth-password (mail) in the authentication window