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Access DartFS from Macintosh

Step-by-Step

Accessing Your DartFS Private Home Directory Space (named as your Dartmouth NetID)

  1. Click Finder to make it the active application, then click Go from the menu bar. 
  2. Click Connect to Server.
  3. In the Server address field type
    smb://[email protected]dartfs-hpc.dartmouth.edu/rc/home/x/netid
    where x (lowercase) is the last character of your NetID (also lowercase). For example, if your NetID is “d12345e” the server address will be
    smb://[email protected]/rc/home/e/d12345e
  4. Add DartFS to your Favorite Servers by clicking the + button; explore the Server Address history by using the clock button. You may choose to remember the password in the Keychain.
  5. Click Connect.
  6. Next, you are prompted for your credentials. The username field already has your Dartmouth NetID. In the password field, enter your Dartmouth email account password that is associated with your NetID.
  7. If you would like DartFS to be automatically available after you restart your computer:
    1. From the Finder, open the Finder Preferences by hitting Command+.
    2. Click the General tab.
    3. Click the checkbox next to Connected Servers.
    4. Close Finder Preferences.
    5. Open System Preferences then User & Groups.
    6. Click your name in the Current User left panel.
    7. Click the Login Items tab.
    8. Drag and drop the mounted volume icon (blue background, white stick figures holding hands) with your NetID to the Login Items list.
  8. To access your DartFS folder using the Finder:
    1. Click dartfs-hpc.dartmouth.edu under Shared in the right-most panel.
    2. Navigate to home then x then <<Your NetID>>.
    3. Drag and drop your DartFS (NetID) folder to left-most panel to create a shortcut and facilitate access.

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Accessing your DartFS Lab Shared Directory Space (named after your PI)

  1. Click Finder to make it the active application, then click Go from the menu bar. 
  2. Click Connect to Server.
  3. In the Server address field type
    smb://[email protected]dartfs-hpc.dartmouth.edu/rc/lab/X/LastNameI
    where X (uppercase) is the first letter of your PI’s last name, and the LastNameI your PI’s last name and first initial, and netid is your NetID.  For example Prof. Charles Xavier’s lab share is named “XavierC” so the server address will be
    smb://[email protected]/rc/lab/X/XavierC
    Note
    the server address may differ (e.g. miss the "-hpc" part) depending on the performance tier your space is provisioned in.

  4. Add DartFS to your Favorite Servers by clicking the + button; explore the Server Address history by using the clock button. You may choose to remember the password in the Keychain.
  5. Click Connect.
  6. Next, you are prompted for your credentials. The username field has your Dartmouth NetID (not your PI's). In the password field, enter your Dartmouth email account password that is associated with your NetID (not your PI's).
  7. If you would like DartFS to be automatically available after you restart your computer:
    1. From the Finder, open the Finder Preferences by hitting Command+.
    2. Click the General tab.
    3. Click the checkbox next to Connected Servers.
    4. Close Finder Preferences.
    5. Open System Preferences then User & Groups.
    6. Click your name in the Current User left panel.
    7. Click the Login Items tab.
    8. Drag and drop the mounted volume icon (blue background, white stick figures holding hands) with your NetID to the Login Items list.
  8. To access your DartFS folder using the Finder:
    1. Click dartfs-hpc.dartmouth.edu under Shared in the right-most panel.
    2. Navigate to rc then lab then X then XavierC.
    3. Drag and drop your DartFS (NetID) folder to left-most panel to create a shortcut and facilitate access. 

See DartFS for more information.

 

Topic: 
Research Computing
Subtopic: 
Research Storage
Last updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

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