File Sharing

File Sharing

CSS IT-supported File Shares (preferred)

The CSS IT supported configuration for file shares is the preferred configuraiton for the College of Letters and Science.  LSIT and CSS IT are working together to migrate existing NAS file shares to the CSS IT-support configuration for an easier support model and lower costs.  This project will span several months in 2018 and will drive the The College of Letters and Science to a more supportable model.  As part of the migrations, LSIT is running scans for sensitive data so that we can clean up authorizations and improperly stored data.

If you are not sure if your department has already migrated or if you are ready to start the process sooner rather than later, please contact LSIT@berkeley.edu.


LSIT Network Attached Storage (NAS) - previous standard

Our file service uses IST's enterprise-grade NAS (Network Attached Storage) for reliability. Snapshot backups are done locally, and off-site backup is done to a remote site at the San Diego Supercomputing Center. Access is available from Windows, MacOS, and Unix hosts. File servers can help you conveniently and securely share documents with your co-workers. Instead of sending attachments back and forth and wondering where the most recent version of your document is, we recommend departments keep all University business files on campus file servers. Files can be accessed remotely from anywhere with free campus VPN software, and the risk of files being stolen or lost is greatly reduced. It also makes the transition easier when employees retire, take time off, or separate.

LSIT will ...

  • Consult with you on your storage, sharing, and backup needs
  • Create a plan, folder structure, and permissions 
  • Work with CSS-IT to create shortcuts on department machines
  • Assist with recovery when necessary - We take frequent snapshots of the data and an off-site backup is kept at UC San Diego

The service is charged on an annual basis. 250GB of space is included in that cost; additional space can be purchased.