What is a disk quota?
A disk quota provides a fixed and limited amount of storage. Disk quotas are assigned to home directories , file shares and email mailboxes . By assigning quotas, no single user or area can consume enough space to cause an outage to the system or impact other users. Quotas also allow Deakin eSolutions (DeS) to ...
How to map a network drive (Mac OS X)
This instruction outlines how to map a Deakin network share drive , including your own Deakin home directory . You need to have the correct permission granted to the access the network share drive before attempting this instruction.
Note: You do not need to map your home directory when using a ...
What is a rapid share?
Note: This facility is available to staff and Higher Degree by Research students only.
A rapid share is a temporary file share used for the storage of short-term data. It is an ideal solution for short-term backup requirements (e.g. when your workstation is being updated or replaced). Any staff member or HDR ...
File backup at Deakin
Files stored in Deakin eSolutions (DeS) file shares , home directories and My Documents are backed up using a process called snapshotting. Snapshots are point in time copies of your data that allow users to restore files that may have been lost or corrupted without requiring intervention from DeS support sta...
What is my home directory quota?
All staff have a 10GB quota set on their home directory, while students have a 5GB quota .
By assigning quotas, no single user can consume enough space to cause an outage to the system or impact other users. Once you reach your quota, you will be unable to write any more data or files to your home direct...
Does the data on my Deakin Desktop managed Mac get backed up?
Staff members are responsible for ensuring University data is safely stored on central University servers, such as mounted workgroup shares or SharePoint areas. As an additional safety net, your Deakin Desktop Mac automatically performs a backup to ensure that data is copied to a...
Requesting a network file share
Most areas within Deakin will already have a file share setup for their use. Access to these file shares are managed by the data steward(s) ( restricted access ) within your area or division using the IAM web tool (restricted access) .
The nominated data steward can grant permissions, create new spaces(fo...
What is my home directory?
Your home directory is a networked storage space on an eSolutions-managed server set up for your individual use.
All Deakin Staff and Students are provided with a home directory.
For Students, this is a secure and backed up location for you to store files and material used in relation to your studies at ...
What is a snapshot? (home directory or file share)
eSolutions take snapshots of home directories and file shares located on Isilon file servers. These snapshots allow users to restore files that may have been lost or corrupted without requiring intervention from eSolutions support staff. A snapshot is a 'point in time' copy of your home dir...
Should I store files on my C or D drive?
University files should not be saved to the C or D drive on your computer, as these drives are not backed up. You can store personal files on your D drive - however, if you do decide to do so, please ensure that you regularly back up your data, as it will not be backed up automatically. eSolu...
Where should I store my files?
The below table provides an overview of the locations available for you to store files at Deakin University.
File Storage Location
Appropriate data types 1
Physical Data Location
Restore a file to your home directory from a snapshot (Windows)
What is a snapshot?
How to restore a file
1. Click Start > Computer .
2. Open the network share containing the file you would like to restore from a previous version.
3. Navigate to the folder containing the file, right click on it and sel...
What is the Desktop? (Windows)
This article is aimed at staff who use a Deakin Desktop Windows workstation.
The Desktop is unique, as it behaves as a folder and also a visual window that accompanies the Windows operating system.
The Desktop as a folder
You can store shortcuts, personal folders or personal files on the desktop for...
What is a Deakin file share or network share drive?
File shares - what are they?
Deakin eSolutions (DeS) provides a file share(s) to each Faculty, Institute and other area within Deakin University. These file shares are managed via the IAM web interface by nominated file share data stewards within each area, allowing for fast and easy ma...
What is a Sync and Share Folder and how do I get one (Syncplicity)?
Sync and Share Folders are storage areas provisioned from the IAM Shares system by Data Stewards nominated from each Faculty, Institute and Other Areas. These storage areas are automatically created in Syncplicity - a secure enterprise alternative to Dropbox - and allow...
How to access a Deakin file share on an Android tablet
You must be connected to Eduroam whilst on campus, or have an established Junos Pulse connection if off campus.
1. Search the Google Play store for ES File Manager.
2. This is a free app - tap to install .
3. Once installed, tap to open .
4. Drag the fron...
How do I manage my staff roaming profile size? (Windows)
This article is for staff who use a Deakin Desktop Windows workstation . It provides information to help you understand staff roaming profiles and your responsibilities in managing your Deakin files.
How to check the size of your roaming profile:
1. Go to Start and click Contr...
Restore a file to your home directory from a snapshot (Mac OS X)
What is a snapshot?
1. Download Fetch for Mac OS X from the Deakin Software Library .
2. Open Fetch and enter the details of the New Connection :
Hostname : ftp.deakin.edu.au/.snapshots
Username : your Deakin username
Connect using : SFTP
What is offline file syncronisation? (Windows)
This article is for staff who use a Deakin Desktop Windows workstation . It provides information to help you understand offline file synchronisation and your responsibilities in managing your Deakin files.
On a Deakin Desktop workstation, any files in the My Documents , Desktop, Favour...