The central home directory
The University of Rostock provides 200 GB storage space (status November 2019) as home directory to every user. It serves for storing personal data and settings and can be used as exchange platform between different systems within the University of Rostock.
On the University of Rostock’s public Window systems (PC pool, application server, uni apps etc.) you find your personal home directory as Drive R: automatically. We recommend to essentially store your data on the home directory on these systems instead of drives C: or D:, because these areas are deleted in regular intervals.
Linux users can also mount their home directory by using the CIFS protocol.
In case you are not in the ITMZ (e.g. in other areas of the university), the central home directory might be provided to you as other mountpoint or other drive. Please, contact the system administrator in charge for further details.
The central home directory is saved by the ITMZ in regular intervals (backups). In „Restoring previous versions“ you get information on how to access these backup versions
Of course, the home directory can also be used from private or non-centrally managed computers. Here, you have the following options:
- Access from the university network via the SMB protocol, e.g. with the Windows Explorer
- Access outside the university network via:
- the RDP protocol via the application server of the ITMZ, see here establishing the connection with the application server.
- the FTPS protocol via FTPS program via the address home.uni-rostock.de, also see Brief instruction on establishing a FTPS connection
- a VPN connection (Cisco Any Connect), see VPN - Access of the University of Rostock
No authentication is supported on the server for NT LAN Manager version 1 (NTLMv1). NTLMv1 is disabled for security reasons.
No authentication is supported on the server for NT LAN Manager Version 1 (NTLMv1). NTLMv1 is turned off for security reasons. Furthermore, SMB1 and SMB2 is no longer supported for security reasons.
Examples for the access
Predefined indices in the home directory
The following indices are automatically created on your HOME:
- \Email – For saving configuration data of mail programs
- \Personal - "Own documents/My Documents" – For saving personal data
- \Profile – For storing the configuration of programs, e.g. Microsoft Office
- \UserProfiles - Windows user profile
Storage space expansion
In case of the provided storage space is too small, you may submit an application for storage space expansion. It will be approved in extraordinary justified cases.