Access from Linux
You will need to know the path to your home directory. Currently the easiest way to determine this is to login to a University or YoYo desktop workstation and look at 'This PC'. Here you will see your U: drive already mapped for you, which will allow you to take note of your own unique path.
In this example you can see the path is
Note in the example above the path includes the slash (\) characters, the text in the brackets and the username of the account, in this case Cs1ijb
This will vary for every person since its private and no two people share the same path
Instructions vary throughout the many varieties of Linux. The steps below work with Ubuntu 18.04, but will be similar for other distributions.
Browse to your storage
The steps below work with the Gnome 3 desktop which comes with many linux distros
Bookmark your storage
Use a mount point on your local filesystem
sudo apt-get install cifs-utils
sudo apt-get install keyutils
sudo mkdir /mnt
sudo mkdir /mnt/udrive
Mount the Personal Storage (Home directory) in the mount point directory created in step 4 by entering the command below, replacing USERNAME with your University username e.g. cs1ijb, and replacing LOCALUSER with your local user account name e.g. fred
sudo mount -t cifs //stfdata09.shef.ac.uk/home/CS/Cs1ijb /mnt/udrive -o username=USERNAME,rw,file_mode=0700,dir_mode=0700,uid=LOCALUSER,gid=LOCALUSER
Now when you browse into the directory called /mnt/udrive, you will see any shared areas you have access to:
If you are following these instructions from off-campus then please remember to connect to the University's VPN service.
Updated May 2021