Users can see their own allocations on ECDF Storage Manager Home:
CSOs can view info about the existing INF groups at this URL and use the buttons to do various things

Request New Storage Area (admin/new institute/cost centre)

To request creation of new admin support shared areas on Datastore, The Request New storage Area button can be found on the homepage. Some fields are N/A as geared towards research project and expect billing details. We can put Alison as the contact.

Add New Storage Area (research) usually requested for use with Eddie

Datastore group spaces for research based groups. Quota for the space comes from the allocation given to research based academic staff and students (up to 250GB for researchers) This is done via Add DataStore Group Space button. Full instructions

Usually this comes in as a Unidesk ticket for use with Eddie, as the space can be mounted by ECDF on the cluster, and corresponding Data Staging set up if requested, see

Populate Groups

We can then populate the group members individually via Active Directory Users and Computers from an MDP machine under: Authorisation/RDM/csce/inf

Double click on the group you are populating, select the Members tab and click Add button.

To add a larger list of users, do this as a comma separated list using the ActiveDirectory Powershell command, e.g. Add-ADGroupMember "datastore_inf_groups_cos" joxley, alisond, neilb

Create Additional Groups

When creating group space, a primary group is automatically created and all new sub-folders will inherit access for this group. New groups can be created for fine grain access control

How to Remove Parent Group in order to restrict access

If you are setting permissions from a Windows 10 machine. 1. Go to the 'Properties' of the sub-folder you want to restrict. 2. Click on 'Security' tab and then select 'Advanced' 3. Click on 'Disable inheritance' button 4. Select 'Convert inherited permissions into explicit permissions on this object' 5. Remove parent folder security group permissions (if required) 6. Add Modify access for the new security group.

Increasing quota

Once the group space has been created, other researchers can 'top-up' the quota by contributing some of their own allocation. Please note that offering some of their own user quota does not entitle them to access the filespace, they would still need manually added to the group

Mapping the filespace

ECDF instructions on how to map DataStore from selfmanaged

To connect to DataStore from DICE

-- JenniferOxley - 16 Jan 2020

Topic revision: r11 - 16 Jan 2020 - 12:06:31 - JenniferOxley
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