As an engineering student, you are given space on the engineering servers to store homework or other important files. Files stored on the engineering servers are backed up nightly, so we encourage keeping work on the servers to prevent data loss. When in a campus computer lab, your storage space can be accessed as the "Z: drive" but how can this storage space be accessed from computers outside of the lab?

Graduate students and those conducting research may have other file servers to access. If you know the path to the directory, these directions can be used to access these files and directories as well. Common server names are stak, farm, depot, attic or mohr. All have a domain name of .engr.oregonstate.edu.

There are multiple ways to access files stored on engineering storage space:

Windows:

  • Windows File Sharing (Recommended)
    • Similar to accessing files from computer labs.
    • Allows editing of files without moving them off of the server.
    • Requires VPN Software when connecting from off-campus.
  • Windows Run Command
    • Good solution for one time access.
    • Short instructions, but must be repeated for each access.
    • Requires VPN Software when connecting from off-campus.
  • FileZilla
    • Recommended SFTP client.
    • Allows for transfer of files between the server and your computer.
    • Files must be transfered off of the server before they can be edited.
    • Requires installation of SFTP software.
    • Does not require VPN software.
  • Putty
    • Recommended SSH client.
    • Only recommended for advanced users.
    • Provides UNIX style terminal access to engineering.
    • Does not require VPN software.

Mac:

SMB Command

  • Good solution for one time access.
  • Short instructions, but must be repeated for each access.
  • Requires VPN Software when connecting from off-campus.

Miscellaneous

If you have any questions about accessing your engineering file space, please email support.