AFS Space at NC State
Rules and regulations governing AFS space
You must use all of your NC State-supplied file space in accordance with the rules and regulations governing the use of information technology at NC State. Before you begin using your space, be sure to familiarize yourself with these, especially REG 08.00.2 - Computer Use Regulation.
About AFS space
- Supported by NC State
- Backed up securely
- Amount of free space: 2 GB, can purchase more for an annual fee
Checking the quota in your AFS Home folder
- Go to the Quota Allocation page.
- Log in with your Unity ID and password. On this page is a table showing
- your current AFS quota
- your current usage
Getting more AFS space
- If you need space in addition to what you have in your AFS Home folder, NCSU Drive, and Google Drive, you may purchase more AFS Home folder space.
- Fill out the online form on the Purchased Space page. You will need to log in with your Unity ID and password.
- This additional space is available at a yearly rate for all students, faculty, and staff.
- In addition, you can purchase separate file space in a Unity locker. For details, see Unity Lockers.
- If you have classroom teaching responsibilities, you can obtain Free Course Space.
Using your AFS Home folder
When you use a Unity lab machine on campus, this space appears as your:
- Home directory on a Solaris or Linux machine
- K: drive on a Windows machine
- MyAFS drive on OS X
The path to your AFS Home folder is in this format:
Be sure to replace unityid and initial with your Unity ID and its first letter, respectively.
When you are not on campus, you will need to use:
- secure ftp
- Virtual Private Networking (VPN) software
- Remote Desktop (from a PC)
- OS X screen sharing (from Apple)
Personal Web pages in AFS
See WWW4 Setup for details.