Category: Storage


polybox is a Dropbox-similar ETH on-campus storage.  The service offers 50 GB of storage on the ETH storage facilities. The service is available to all ETH members and is free of charge. Please note that polybox is not a functional substitute for the ITS NAS service. In particular, synchronized folders should never contain the original file. The […]

Backups & Archiving

About NAS Backup On ETH NAS (Network Attached Storage) daily backups are drawn. Filesystem Snapshots Daily snapshots of files are taken on ETH NAS shares. Snapshots can be seen as a daily copy of files at a random time Snapshots are kept back for 6 days. Files from snapshots are directly recoverable by the end […]

Group Data

The purpose of the group folder is to provide a limited storage space for data that are common to the whole group. the Data is located on the ETH network attached storage (NAS)   Group drive of BAUG-IBI / known as G: drive or “common” share. \\\baug_ibi_common_1\BV \\\groups\baug\ibi\common\BV   \\\baug_ibi_common_1\IBI \\\groups\baug\ibi\common\IBI IBI \\\baug_ibi_common_1\IC \\\groups\baug\ibi\common\IC […]

Home Drive and Profile

User profile and data location   Folder Redirection and Offline Files are used together to redirect the path of local folders (Desktop, Documents, Favorites, Links, Pictures and Videos)  to a network location “\\\baug-home$\%username% “, while caching the contents locally for increased speed and availability. The different elements of your profile are stored and managed in […]

Data exchange

CIFEX – the service for exchange of large amounts of data with external partners – will was decommissioned on 01.12.2021. If you want to exchange large amounts of data with external partners use    polybox SWITCHfilesender  OneDrive   

Home drive

Accessing personal data Your usual data and network shares are available when you log in with your nethz-account from any managed computer and from any RDS node. Your home directory will be mapped to the same network drive as you are used to. Additionally, you can map any CIFS or SMB Network share the same way […]

Group public drive

Group Folders The consolidated location for group and project data is \\d\dfs\Groups\mtec\group name. You can find the name list of the group folders at The group folder is connected automatically when you work with a managed device. 

Windows: Map network drive

Accessing Shares Open “File Explorer” next to the “Start” button.   Select “Computer”. In order to connect to a folder click on “Map network drive” at the top of the window. Alternatively you can right click on “This PC” in the sidebar and select “Map network drive…”. A new window pops up where you can […]

Windows: Recover deleted files

Backup A backup of the home directory is made daily by TSM (Tivoli Storage Manager) with a 3 month retention time. There is no backup for data stored on local disks. Previous Versions Additionally, 4 snapshots (checkpoints, aka previous versions) are taken on the home folders during 16 working days. As soon as a file of folder […]

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