New Data Depot Servers for Windows / Mac / SMB Clients

February 25, 2016
Data Depot

We would like to announce new servers for all Windows, Mac, or other SMB/CIFS users connecting to the Research Data Depot. These servers will offer far more reliable and faster access to the Data Depot than previously available.

Before now, all of these connections had been served by a single machine, "samba.rcac.purdue.edu". Now we would like everyone to try using a new cluster of servers offering the same functionality for Depot: "datadepot.rcac.purdue.edu". This address is backed by a cluster of servers more directly integrated into the Data Depot infrastructure, with improved hardware, faster network connections, and configurations better optimized for this work.

For detailed instructions on how to connect, see our Data Depot documentation: https://www.rcac.purdue.edu/storage/depot/guide/#storage_transfer_cifs

Originally posted: February 25, 2016  2:26pm